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Noun1.Pedioecetes - sharp-tailed grousePedioecetes - sharp-tailed grouse      
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The East Front provides important summer and winter range for game species including Rocky Mountain Elk (Cervus elaphus), Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), and Sharp-tailed Grouse (Pedioecetes phasianellus).
His thesis concerned the "History of the Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cuspido) and the Sharp-Tailed Grouse (Pedioecetes phasianellus) in Michigan." His dissertation concerned "The Sharp-Tailed Grouse in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan." While earning his degrees, he worked for the Niederhauser Lumber Company (1947-1949) and Macfarland Tree Service (1949-1951).
(14) "Always partridge." He is probably referring to either the ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) or the sharp-tailed grouse (Pedioecetes phasianellus).