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Cynomys mexicanus (Mexican prairie dog; Mexican prairie marmot)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Mexican prairie dog, Cynomys mexicanus, 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.
View Wikipedia Record: Cynomys mexicanus

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Cynomys mexicanus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.46
EDGE Score: 3.57


Adult Weight [1]  2.31 lbs (1.05 kg)
Female Weight [1]  1.98 lbs (900 g)
Male Weight [1]  2.65 lbs (1.20 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  33.3 %
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Meseta Central matorral Mexico Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Sierra Madre Oriental pine-oak forests Mexico, United States Nearctic Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No


Parasitized by 
Pulex simulans[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Africam Safari (Africam, S. A.)

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Wildlife As Canon Sees It
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
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access