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Cynomys parvidens (Utah prairie dog)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Utah prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens) is the smallest species of prairie dog, a member of the squirrel family of rodents native to the south central steppes of the US state of Utah.
View Wikipedia Record: Cynomys parvidens

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Cynomys parvidens

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.75
EDGE Score: 3.64


Adult Weight [1]  1.98 lbs (900 g)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Colorado Plateau shrublands United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Great Basin shrub steppe United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Wasatch and Uinta montane forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bryce Canyon National Park II 36348 Utah, United States


Parasitized by 
Hoplopsyllus anomalus (rodent flea)[3]
Oropsylla hirsuta[3]
Oropsylla idahoensis[3]
Oropsylla montana[3]
Oropsylla tuberculata cynomuris[3]
Thrassis bacchi gladiolis[3]
Thrassis francisi francisi[3]

Range Map

North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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