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Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
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Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)

Description: Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) are large, yellowish or cinnamon colored ground squirrels with a short, white tail and some black in the dorsal fur. The head and body are about 11-12 inches long, and the tail is another 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches. The ears are small, and the belly is light. The side of the face and chin are white, and there are dark spots above and below the eyes.

Taxonomy: Class Mammalia (mammals); Order Rodentia (rodents); Family Sciuridae (squirrels). Formerly a southern subspecies White-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys leucurus).

Breeding: Prairie dogs are social. Three or four young are produced in spring and become sexually mature after one year.

Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Broad burrow mound

Diet: Grasses, forbs.

Range: The Four Corners region (SE Utah, SW Colorado, NW New Mexico, and NE Arizona).

Where to Find: Don't look for this species around Las Vegas, rather, look for them on trips to the Four Corners region.

Comments:

Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) If you were a tasty bit of grass or a juicy forb, this might be the last face you ever see!
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog in Cortex, Colorado
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog in Cortex, Colorado
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Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog in Cortex, Colorado
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog in Cortex, Colorado
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog south of Grants New Mexico
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog south of Grants New Mexico
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog south of Grants New Mexico
Gunnison's Prairie Dog (Cynomys gunnisoni)
Gunnison's Prairie Dog south of Grants New Mexico

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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