Name
Gunnison's Prairie Dog
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Taxon
Mammals
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) is a large (36 cm) rodent that is distributed from central Colorado and southeastern Utah to northwestern New Mexico and central Arizona. They live in colonies in grasslands and grass-shrub habitats from low valleys to montane meadows. They consume a variety of food sources but primarily eat leaves of grasses, and forbs.


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