any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Cynomys, of North American prairies, having a barklike cry: some are endangered.
Prairie dogs (genus Cynomys) are herbivorous burrowing rodents native to the
grasslands of North America. The five species are: black-tailed, white-tailed, ...
Prairie dogs are burrowing rodents that live in large colonies in the grasslands of
central and western North America. There are five species of prairie dogs: ...
Common Name: Prairie Dogs. Scientific Name: Cynomys. Type: Mammals. Diet:
Herbivores. Group Name: Town. Average life span in The Wild: 3 to 4 years.
Prairie dogs are robust rodents, slightly grizzled and fat. They have broad,
rounded heads, hairy tails and short legs. The skull has 22 teeth. Prairie dogs
weigh 1 ...
Prairie dogs tend to be celebrated for their larger ecological virtues. In the
grasslands across the central and western United States, their intricate
The black-tailed prairie dog is a member of the squirrel family and is closely
related to the ground squirrel. It has yellowish to reddish brown fur on its back
Prairie home companion: When is a dog not a dog? When it's a large ground
squirrel found on the prairie! Prairie dogs are social rodents that live in huge, ...
Kids learn about the prairie dog. This tiny rodent is a keystone species in the
Great Plains, but is losing its habitat.