Dicrostonyx

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Noun1.Dicrostonyx - pied lemmings
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Cricetidae, family Cricetidae - mostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters
pied lemming - North American lemming having a white winter coat and some claws much enlarged
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This report of collared lemming fossils, Dicrostonyx sp.
Today the collared lemming prefers to eat shrubs, particularly willow leaves and herbs (Forsyth 1985; Rodgers and Lewis 1985).
Multi-annual cycles have been documented in collared lemming (Dicrostonyx richardsoni) populations, a primary prey of arctic foxes in this area (Bahr 1989), near the town of Churchill (Shelford 1943, Scott 1993) and more recently at Cape Churchill (Roth 2003, Reiter and Andersen 2008b).
Cycles and synchrony in the collared lemming (Dicrostonyx groenlanicus) in arctic North America.
Olivier Gilg and academy professor Ilkka Hanski from the University of Helsinki have teamed up with Benoit Sittler, a researcher from the University of Freiburg, and studied the waning of the previously cyclical population dynamics of the collared lemming in Greenland.