Pocket Gopher Geography
Pocket gophers are found only in the Western Hemisphere ranging from Panama in the south to Alberta in the north.
- Plains pocket gophers (Geomys bursarius) are found in the central plains from Canada south through Texas and Louisiana.
- Botta´s pocket gophers (Thomomys bottae) are found in most of the southern half of the western United States
- Northern pocket gophers (Thomomys talpoides) range throughout most of the states in the northern half of the western United States
- Yellow-faced pocket gophers (Pappogeomys castanops) occur form Mexico, along the western edge of Texas, eastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, and into the panhandle of Oklahoma.
- Southeastern pocket gophers (Geomys pinetis) are found in northern and central Florida, southern Georgia, and southeastern Alabama.
- Southern pocket gophers (Thomomys umbrinus) range primarily in Central America, but occur in extreme southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona.
- Desert pocket gophers (Geomys arenarius) occur only in southwestern New Mexico and the extreme western edge of Texas.
- Mazama pocket gophers (Thomomys mazama), mountain pocket gophers (Thomomys monticola), and Camas pocket gophers (Thomomys bulbivorus) have more limited distributions in the extreme western United States.
- Case, R. M., 1994. Pocket gophers: Prevention and control of wildlife damage. Department of Forestry, Fisheries
and Wildlife. University of Nebraska
- University of Michigan Museum of Zoology - Animal Diversity Web