Thomomys bottae

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of valleys and mountain meadows of western United States

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Botta's pocket gopher occurs in suitable soils through much of Trans-Pecos Texas and the hill country of central Texas (Davis, 1974).
Additional reports about the distribution of this species in central Texas are needed if the taxonomic status and biogeographic history of Botta's pocket gopher are to be learned.
In October of 1986 and 1988, six adult Botta's pocket gophers were trapped by use of Victor traps in Schleicher County, 5 mi.
desert cottontails (Sylvilagus audubonii), various bats (Vespertilionidae), and Botta's pocket gophers (Thomomys bottae) (Table 1).
Niceswanger (2002) reported Botta's pocket gophers Thomomys bottae eating purple amole (stems, leaves, flowers) on Fort Hunter Liggett.
Although the population appears stable on Fort Hunter Liggett, we identify invasive plants, Botta's pocket gophers, feral pigs and possibly lack of fire as threats in 2012 (Table 1).