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Prairie dog

Prairie dog
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Copyright: Carlos Guitian (guitianmiranda) (105)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D50, 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-23 10:14
Viewed: 3068
Points: 2
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Prairie dogs (Cynomys) are burrowing rodents (not actually dogs) native to the grasslands of North America. There are five different species of prairie dogs: black-tailed, white-tailed, Gunnison, Utah, and Mexican prairie dogs. They are a type of ground squirrel. On average, these stout-bodied rodents will grow to be between 30–40 centimetres (12–16 in) long, including the short tail and weigh between 0.5–1.5 kilograms (1–3 lb). They are found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In Mexico, prairie dogs are primarily found in the northern states which are the southern end of the great plains: northeastern Sonora, north and northeastern Chihuahua, northern Coahuila, northern Nuevo León, and northern Tamaulipas; in the U.S., they range primarily west of the Mississippi River, though they have also been introduced in a few eastern locales. They will eat all sorts of vegetables and fruits.

Cynomys es un género de roedores esciuromorfos de la familia Sciuridae, conocidos vulgarmente como perritos de la pradera, nativos de América del Norte que actualmente se encuentran en Canadá, Estados Unidos y México. En este último país sólo pueden encontrarse en una pequeña área entre los estados de Coahuila, Sonora, Nuevo León, Zacatecas y San Luis Potosí. En esta zona semiárida del país se extiende una amplia pradera rodeada de matorral xerófito donde los perritos viven en colonias y excavan túneles y madrigueras en la tierra que se conectan unos con otros.

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  • alin-m Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 472 W: 1 N: 126] (1773)
  • [2009-08-23 10:21]

Great capture and verry good picture.Regards.Alin.

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