: a genus of rodents (family Geomyidae) comprising the pocket gophers of western North America

Word History


New Latin, from Greek thōmos heap + New Latin -mys; from the heaps of earth thrown out along the burrows; akin to Greek tithenai to place, set

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“Thomomys.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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