Name
Black-tailed Prairie Dog
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Taxon
Mammals
Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) is a large (42 cm) rodent of the Great Plains, that is distributed from southern Saskatchewan, Canada to northern Chihuahua, Mexico. It has been locally extirpated from many areas of its range due to plague and eradication efforts. They inhabit open grasslands and their preferred diet is grasses.


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