Gunnison's prairie dog

Gunnison's prairie dog

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Cynomys gunnisoni

 

The Gunnison's prairie dog is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Gunnison
A young / baby of a Gunnison is called a 'whelp or pup'. The females are called 'bitch' and males 'dog or sire'. A Gunnison group is called a 'pack, litter (young), kennel, gang or legion'.
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Some facts about the
Gunnison's prairie dog

Adult weight : 0.9 kg (1.98 lbs)

Female maturity :365 days

Gestation : 30 days

Weaning : 46 days

Litter size : 4

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

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Facts about the Gunnison's prairie dog

"The Gunnison's prairie dog is slipping away due to an onslaught of threats, and it urgently needs federal protection," stated Dr.

(3)(a) The taking of Gunnison prairie dogs, Cynomys gunnisoni, is prohibited in all areas south and east of the Colorado River, and north of the Navajo Nation in Grand and San Juan counties from April 1 through June 15.

At the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Cynomys gunnisoni is listed as White-tailed Prairie Dog *19*.

Behavior Cynomys gunnisoni is often found in semi-social aggregations; yet, colonies of these mammals are generally smaller than those of other species of prairie dogs and usually consist of fewer than 50 to 100

Except for single-lot, single-family residential development, compliance with these regulations is required for any public or private proposed development or phase of development approval, prior to grading or any other disturbance of property where Gunnison's Prairie Dogs are located.

Members of the coalition involved in the petitions for the white-tailed and Gunnison's prairie dogs are also at the forefront of efforts to obtain federal protection of the black-tailed prairie dog and an upgrade to Endangered status under the Endangered Species Act for the Utah prairie dog.

The diet of the Gunnison's Prairie Dog is largely graminivorous.

The diet of the Gunnison's prairie-dog is composed primarily of grasses, shrubs, and forbs.

The Gunnison's prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) is one of five species of prairie dog, all of which are native to North America.

The Gunnison's prairie dog is a keystone species of the sagebrush ecosystem.

The Gunnison's prairie dog is one of five species of prairie dog, all of which are native to North America.

White-tailed and Gunnison’s prairie dogs are deep hibernators, but black-tails in Colorado simply go dormant in bitter winter weather, arousing to feed in warm spells.

White-tailed and Gunnison's prairie dogs are deep hibernators, but black-tails in Colorado simply go dormant in bitter winter weather, arousing to feed during warm spells.

Gunnison's prairie-dog, Cynomys gunnisoni, is one of three prairie-dog species found in Utah, occurring in the southeastern part of the state. (Full text)

Again, Gunnison's prairie dogs are the model species. (Full text)

Range in Colorado: Gunnison's prairie dogs are restricted to southwestern and south-central Colorado. (Full text)

White-tailed and Gunnison's prairie dogs are deep hibernators, but black-tails . (Full text)

There are five species of Prairie dogs, however in the Albuquerque area and on base only one species, the Gunnison’s Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) is found. (Full text)

The Gunnison's prairie dog is found in the Four Corners region of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. (Full text)

The Gunnison's Prairie Dog is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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