Pocket gophers, commonly referred to as just gophers, are burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae. There are about 35 species, all endemic to North and Central America. They are commonly known for their extensive tunneling activities and their ability to destroy farms and gardens. The name pocket gopher on its own may be used to refer to any of a number of genera within the Geomyidae family. These are the "true" gophers, but several ground squirrels in the distantly related Sciuridae family are often called "gophers", as well. The origin of the word 'gopher' is uncertain; French gaufre, meaning 'waffle', has been suggested, on account of the gopher tunnels resembling the honeycomb-like pattern of holes in a waffle; another suggestion is that the word is of Muskogean origin.
- Photo above is an example of some of the skulls in each bag
- One bag has 8 skulls
- All skulls have damage
- Average Skull Length 4cm (1.6in)
- Average Skull Width 3cm (1.2in)
- Average Skull Height 3cm (1.2in)