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Black tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)

COSEWIC

Assessment and Update Status Report

on the

Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Cynomys ludovicianus

in Canada


Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)

Special concern 2000

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COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. Anyone wishing to quote or cite information contained in this status report may do so provided that both the author and COSEWIC are credited. This report may be cited as follows:

Please note: Persons wishing to cite data in the report should refer to the report (and cite the author(s)); persons wishing to cite the COSEWIC status will refer to the assessment (and cite COSEWIC).  A production note will be provided if additional information on the status report history is required.

COSEWIC 2000.  COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the black-tailed prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus in Canada.  Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.  Ottawa.  vi + 21 pp.

(https://www.registrelep-sararegistry.gc.ca/sar/assessment/status_e.cfm)

Gummer, D.L.  1999.  Update COSEWIC status report on the black-tailed prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus in Canada.  Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.  Ottawa.  1-21 pp.

Previous reports:

Laing, R.M.E.  1988.  Update COSEWIC status report on the black-tailed prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus in Canada.  Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.  Ottawa.  19 pp.

Saskatchewan Department of Tourism and Renewable Resources.  1979.  COSEWIC status report on the black-tailed prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus in Canada.  Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.  Ottawa.  12 pp.

Production note:

“Special concern” was formerly described as “vulnerable” from 1990 to 1999, or “rare” prior to 1990.  ‘Vulnerable” is used in the body of this report.

Please note that the status recommended in the Section “Evaluation and Recommended Status” of the report may differ from the latest status assigned to the species by COSEWIC.

 

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: (819) 997-4991 / (819) 953-3215
Fax: (819) 994-3684
E-mail: COSEWIC/COSEPAC@ec.gc.ca
http://www.cosewic.gc.ca

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur la situation du chien de prairie (Cynomys ludovicianus) au Canada - Mise à jour

Cover illustration:
Black-tailed prairie dog -- Judie Shore, Richmond Hill, Ontario.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2003
Catalogue No.CW69-14/264-2003E-IN
ISBN 0-662-33624-0

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