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SPECIES Cynomys (Cynomys) ludovicianus

Author:Ord, 1815.
Citation:In Guthrie, New Geogr., Hist. Coml. Grammar, Philadelphia, 2nd ed., 2: 292.
Common Name:Black-tailed Prairie Dog
Type Locality:"vicinity of the Missouri." Restricted by Hollister (1916a:14) to "Upper Missouri River" (USA).
Distribution:Saskatchewan (Canada); Montana to E Nebraska, W Texas, New Mexico, and SE Arizona (USA); NE Sonora, and N Chihuahua (Mexico).
Status:U.S. ESA Candidate taxon; IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Cynomys. Intraspecific variation reviewed by Chesser (1983). Reviewed by Hoogland (1996, Mammalian Species No. 535).
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SUBSPECIES ludovicianus

SUBSPECIES arizonensis

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