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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Cladus: Cynodontia
Cladus: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Castorimorpha

Familia: Geomyidae
Genus: Orthogeomys
Species: Orthogeomys cherriei
Subspecies: O. c. carlosensis – O. c. cherriei – O. c. costaricensis

Orthogeomys cherriei (J. A. Allen, 1893)

Type locality: Costarica, Limon Prov., Santa Clara

Orthogeomys cherriei in Mammal Species of the World.
Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) 2005. Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4.
IUCN: Orthogeomys cherriei (J. A. Allen, 1893) (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
English: Cherrie's Pocket Gopher

Cherrie's pocket gopher (Heterogeomys cherriei) is a species of rodent in the family Geomyidae. It is found in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.[2] It is threatened by habitat loss.[1] Some authors classify it in the genus Orthogeomys, but recent research has allowed this and its related species to be classified in the genus Heterogeomys.[3]

Traditionally, the species is subdivided into three subspecies:[4]

Orthogeomys cherriei carlosensis (Goodwin, 1934)
Orthogeomys cherriei cherriei (J. A. Allen, 1893)
Orthogeomys cherriei costaricensis (Merriam, 1895)

Recent study has allowed the identification of a fourth subspecies, previously considered as a separate species:[3][1][2]

Heterogeomys cherriei matagalpae J. A. Allen, 1910, geographically isolated subspecies found in Honduras and Nicaragua.


Cassola, F. (2016). "Heterogeomys cherriei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
"Heterogeomys cherriei". ASM Mammal Diversity Database. 1.7. American Society of Mammalogists. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
Spradling, T. A.; Demastes, J. W.; Hafner, D. J.; Milbach, P. L.; Cervantes, F. A.; Hafner, M. S. (2016). "Systematic revision of the pocket gopher genus". Journal of Mammalogy. 97 (2): 405–423. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyv185.
"Orthogeomys cherriei". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 22 November 2021.

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