Badgers in South Dakota displayed selection for prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus
) burrows at multiple scales demonstrating specialization for a prey resource that was highly concentrated and predictable over space and time (Grassel and Rachlow, 2018).
DEP'T OF GAME, FISH, & PARKS, supra note 3, at 1 ("In response to a petition to list the black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus
) in 1998, several states began a cooperative process to retain management of this species.").
Climate, soils, and connectivity predict plague epizootics in black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus
montanus has largely abandoned typical nesting substrate in closely cropped grasses and bare soil of prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus
towns for the bare soil of plowed fields in areas of intense cultivation (McConnell et al.
Influence of prairie dogs Cynomys ludovicianus
on habitat heterogeneity and mammalian diversity in Mexico.
Black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus
) in free-ranging colonies in Colorado grew much more watchful when researchers broadcast recordings of highway noise.
Researchers have discovered such structuring in mammalian species including Richardson's ground squirrels (Spermcphilis richardsonii), which are semigregarious (van Staaden et al., 1994), and black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus
), humans, and red howling monkeys (Alouatta seniculus), all of which are gregarious (Dobson et al., 1998, 2004; Long et al., 1998; Pope, 1998).
Black-tailed prairie dogs (BTPD), Cynomys ludovicianus
(Rodentia: Sciuridae) have become a major focus in wildlife conservation because they are considered a 'keystone' species in North American grasslands (1).
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.
Dynamic biogeography of prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus
) towns near the edge of their range.
The watershed also provides potentially suitable but currently unoccupied habitat for species such as the black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus
) and the endangered northern aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis).