Black-Tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)

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General Information

Prairie dogs are small, stout ground squirrels. The total length of an adult black-tailed prairie dog is approximately 14-17 inches. The weight of an individual ranges from 1 to 3 pounds. Individual appearances within the species vary in mixed colors of brown, black, gray, and white. The black-tipped tail is characteristic (Hoogland 1995). Black-tailed prairie dogs are diurnal, burrowing animals. They do not hibernate as do white-tailed, Gunnison, and Utah prairie dogs (Hoogland 1995, Tileston and Lechleitner 1966). The black-footed ferret, swift fox , mountain plover, ferruginous hawk, burrowing owl , and number other species are dependent upon prairie dogs to varying degrees.

  • States/US Territories in which the Black-Tailed prairie dog is known to or is believed to occur:  Colorado
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  • Additional species information
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6)

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
06/04/1999 64 FR 29983 ETWP; Reopening of Comment Period on 90-day Finding and Commencement of Status Review for a Petition To List the Black-tailed Prairie Dog as Threatened
08/18/2004 69 FR 51217 51226 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Finding for the Resbumitted Petition to List the Black-tailed Praire Dog as Threatened
05/20/2004 69 FR 29121 29121 Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Correction
03/25/1999 64 FR 14424 14428 ETWP; 90-day Finding for a Petition To List the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog as Threatened
02/04/2000 65 FR 5476 5488 12-Month Finding for a Petition To List the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog as Threatened
08/11/2004 69 FR 29121 29121 Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Correction
05/04/2004 69 FR 24876 24904 Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
06/13/2002 67 FR 40657 40679 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
05/11/2005 70 FR 24870 24934 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
10/30/2001 66 FR 54808 54832 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened,Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions, and Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
12/02/2008 73 FR 73211 73219 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Black-tailed Prairie Dog as Threatened or Endangered
12/03/2009 74 FR 63343 63366 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Black-tailed Prairie Dog as Threatened or Endangered
10/04/1999 64 FR 53655 53656 Reopening of the Comment Period for 90-day Finding on a Petition to List the Black-tailed Prairie Dog
08/18/2004 69 FR 51217 51226 Finding for the Resubmitted Petition To List the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog as Threatened

» Recovery

No recovery information is available for the Black-Tailed prairie dog.

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Black-Tailed prairie dog.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Malpai Borderlands
Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA): (learn more)
CCAA Plan Summaries
4W Ranch, Harshbarger

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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