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Black-tailed prarie dog

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Prairie dogs can live together by the thousands in extensive tunnels, dug with strong legs. Light brown fur blends with prairie grasses and soil.

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  • Title: Black-tailed prarie dog
  • Location: Boulder County, Colorado, United States, North America
  • Type: Taxidermy Specimen
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): 589446
  • Scientific Name: <i>Cynomys ludovicianus</i>
  • Photo Credit: David F. Schmidt, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Vertebrate Zoology
  • Date Collected: 2002-12-15

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