Taxon profile


Black-tailed Prairie Dog
Cynomys ludovicianus (Ord, 1815)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Rodentia - rodents »  family Sciuridae - squirrels »  genus Cynomys

Scientific synonyms

Cynomys socialis Rafinesque, 1817

Other names

= Arizona Black-tailed Prairie Dog
= Black-tailed Prairian Dog
= Prairian Dog

IUCN category:Least Concern


juvenile animal



Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Cynomys ludovicianus arizonensis Mearns, 1890
subspecies Cynomys ludovicianus ludovicianus (Ord, 1815)

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [6091]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Cynomys ludovicianus (Ord, 1815)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Cynomys ludovicianus Ord, 1815]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Cynomys ludovicianus (Ord, 1815)]

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