The Conata Basin is a portion of the Buffalo Gap National Grassland in southwestern South Dakota, which has extensive black-tailed prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus colonies (approximately 11,803 ha; Fig.
2007: Risk-disturbance overrides density dependence in a hunted colonial rodent, the black tailed prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus.
Species key: MMu, Mus musculus (house mouse); RN, Rattus norvegicus (brown or Norway rat); AS, Apodemus sylvaticus (wood mouse); MG, Myodes glarelous (bank vole); MA, Microtus agrestis (field vole); MMi, Micromys minutis (harvest mouse); CL, Cynomys
ludovicianus (back-tailed prairie dog); SV, Sciurus vulgaris (red squirrel); SC, Sciurus carolensis (gray squirrel); NA, not available.
The warmdry adated forms at Fowlikes Cave included Notiosorex crawfordi (desert shrew), Myotis velifer (cave myotis, a bat), Sylvilagus audubonii, Lepus californicus, Spermophilus spilosoma (spotted ground squirrel), Cynomys ludovicianus, Cratogeomys castanops (yellow-faced pocket gopher), Peromyscus eremicus (cactus mouse), Onychomys leucogaster, O.
Sites Moore Waco Mammoth Laubach Friesenhahn Species Pit Site Cave Cave Sorex cinereus Masked shrew Blarina brevicauda x Short-tailed shrew Cynomys ludovicianus x + Black-tailed prairie dog Geomys bursarius + + + Plains pocket gopher Thomomys bottae Botta's pocket gopher Peromyscus nasutus x Rock mouse Baiomys taylori Northern pygmy mouse Onychomys leucogaster Short-tailed grasshopper mouse Microtus ochrogaster Prairie vole Microtus pennsylvanicus Meadow vole Microtus sp.
A multi-state conservation plan for the black-tailed prairie dog, Cynomys
ludovicianus, in the United States--an addendum to the black-tailed prairie dog conservation assessment and strategy, November 3, 1999.
The effect of colony size on individual alertness of prairie dogs (Sciuridae: Cynomys
Remains of prairie dogs from the Pleistocene can be difficult to assign to species, but sometimes specimens can be separated more easily into two subgenera, Cynomys (Cynomys black-tailed prairie dogs) and Cynomys (Leucocrossuromys white-tailed prairie dogs), according to Semken (1966), Dalquest (1988), and Goodwin (1993a, 1993b, 1995a, 1995b).
In the dentary from the rockshelter, toothwear again interferes, but it appears the m3 has a strong rather than a weak anterior deflection of the hypoconid as in subgenus Leucocrossuromys and a weak mesolophid as in subgenus Cynomys.
For example, we did not detect the eastern spotted skunk Spilogale putorius, long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata, blacktailed prairie dog Cynomys
ludovicianus, or swamp rabbit Sylvilagus aquaticus.
Wind-induced ventilation of the burrow of the prairie-dog, Cynomys
Also found at the same time in the Quartz Mountain Canal was a complete right humerus of a prairie dog, Cynomys
species indeterminate (OMNH 73933).