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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is prairie dogs.


Six Superlative Sources

· Hoogland, J.L. 1979. Aggression, ectoparasitism, and other possible costs of prairie dog (Sciuridae: Cynomys spp.) coloniality. Behaviour 69: 1-35.

· Hoogland, J.L. 1982. Prairie dogs avoid extreme inbreeding. Science 215: 1639-1641.

· Hoogland, J.L. 1985. Infanticide in prairie dogs: lactating females kill offspring of close kin. Science 230: 1037-1040.

· Hoogland, J.L. 1995. The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog: Social Life of a Burrowing Mammal. The University of Chicago Press. 557 pages.

· Hoogland, J.L. 1998. Why do Gunnison's prairie dog females copulate with more than one male? Animal Behaviour 55: 351-359.

· Hoogland, J.L. 1999. Philopatry, dispersal, and social organization of Gunnison's prairie dogs. Journal of Mammalogy 80: 243-251.

Other Excellent Sources

· King, J.A. 1955. Social behavior, social organization, and population dynamics in a black-tailed prairiedog town in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Contributions from the Laboratory of Vertebrate Biology, The University of Michigan, 67: 1-123.

· Hoogland, J.L. 1986. Nepotism in prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) varies with competition but not with kinship. Animal Behaviour 34: 263-270.

· Grossmann, J. 1987. A prairie dog companion. Audubon 89: 52-67.

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