Cynomys ludovicianus Ord 1815 (black-tailed prairie dog)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Alternative combination: Arctomys ludoviciana

Synonyms: Cynomys arizonensis Mearns 1890, Cynomys cinereus Richardson 1829, Cynomys grisea Rafinesque 1817, Cynomys meadensis Hibbard 1956, Cynomys pyrrotrichus Elliot 1905, Cynomys socialis Rafinesque 1817, Monax missouriensis Warden 1819

Belongs to Cynomys according to H. T. Goodwin 1995

See also Burns 1996, Hall 1981, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lundelius 1972, Schultz and Howard 1935 and Slaughter 1966

Sister taxa: Cynomys gunnisoni, Cynomys hibbardi, Cynomys leucurus, Cynomys mexicanus, Cynomys niobrarius, Cynomys parvidens, Cynomys sappaensis, Cynomys spenceri, Cynomys vetus

Ecology: semifossorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (23: Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas collections)

Total: 23 collections each including a single occurrence

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