Mexican prairie dog

Mexican prairie dog

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Cynomys mexicanus
WEIGHT
300-2000 g
LENGTH
385-440 mm

The Mexican prairie dog is a diurnal burrowing rodent native to Mexico. Treatment as an agricultural pest has led to its status as an endangered species. They are closely related to squirrels, chipmunks, and marmots. Cynomys mexicanus originated about 230,000 years ago from a peripherally isolated population of the more widespread Cynomys ludovicianus.

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Di

Diurnal

Fo

Folivore

He

Herbivore

Fo

Fossorial

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Vi

Viviparous

Bu

Burrowing

Po

Polygyny

Po

Polygamy

Do

Dominance hierarchy

So

Social

M

starts with

Geography

Continents
Countries
Biogeographical Realms

Biome

Climate zones

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
30 days
BABY CARRYING
1 to 6
INDEPENDENT AGE
5 to 6 weeks

References

1. Mexican prairie dog Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_prairie_dog
2. Mexican prairie dog on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/6089/139607891

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