Using camera trapping and fruits tied to bobbins, I show that white-tailed antelope squirrels (Ammospermophilus
leucurus) and kangaroo rats (Dipodomys spp.) moved intact, fallen fruits 6 to 7 m from trees before opening them.
No attempt was made to measure desert woodrats (Neotoma lepida) or antelope ground squirrels (Ammospermophilus
leucurus) because of difficulty in simultaneously restraining and measuring them.
Though beyond the scope of our objectives, cameras recorded presence of other wildlife species, which included Badger (Taxidea taxus), Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus), Bobcat (Lynx rufus), Coyote (Canis latrans), kangaroo rat (Dipdomys spp.), Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii), Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata), Mountain Cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttalii), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), and White-tailed Antelope Squirrel (Ammospermophilus
Rodents included desert woodrat (Neotoma lepida), western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis), deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), pinyon mouse (Peromyscus truei), northern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys leucogaster), meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus), plains pocket gopher ( Thomomys bottae), Townsend's ground squirrel (Spermophilus townsendii), whitetail antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus
leucurus), Ord's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordi) and the chisel-toothed kangaroo rat (Dipodomys microps).
Ground Squirrels (Spermophilus and Ammospermophilus
The strict consensus cladogram had 4021 steps, CI=0.11 and RI=0.81, and included 39 characteristic species (Ammospermophilus
interpres (Texas antelope ground squirrel).
2001) on five species of ground squirrels of conservation concern in the Basin: white-tailed antelope squirrel (Ammospermophilus
leucurus), Uinta ground squirrel (Spermophilus armatus), Idaho ground squirrel (S.
The rodents are the most diverse animal group and include ground squirrels (Spermophilus townsendii, Ammospermophilus
leucurus), chipmunks (Eutamias, Tamias), kangaroo rats (Dipodomys spp.), kangaroo mice (Microdipodops megacephalus, M.
spp.) Lagomorphs Brush rabbits (Sylvilagus bachmani), desert cottontail (S.