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2013-06-25 23:17:58

The Journal of Mammalogy presents a study of the Aplodontiidae family, which contains one extant genus and only one species—the mountain beaver, Aplodontia rufa. Through phylogenetic analysis of this Pacific Northwest mammal, researchers have found that two subspecies are actually one and the same. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Journal of Mammalogy – Tracing a family’s lineage can reunite members long separated by distance and time. The same can occur in taxonomic...


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2007-06-25 10:27:45

Botta's Pocket Gopher, Thomomys bottae, is native to western North America, from California east to Texas and from southern Utah south to Mexico. It is found everywhere from arid deserts to high altitude meadows and is highly adaptable. In California, this species is also known as the Valley Pocket Gopher. Over 185 subspecies have been described for this animal, mostly based on geographical distribution. The pocket gopher is medium-sized, reaching a length of about 9.8 to 10.2 inches and...

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2006-12-12 14:27:19

The Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa) is a primitive rodent unrelated to beavers and not usually found in mountain areas. It has several common names including Aplodontia, Sewellel, Boomer, Ground Bear, and Giant Mole. This species is the only member of its genus, Aplodontia, and family, Aplodontiidae. Characteristics Mountain Beavers are brown in color, but fur can range from slightly more reddish or blackish depending on subspecies. There is a light patch under each ear. The animals...

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