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Mammals of Southwestern North Dakota

Mammals of Southwestern North Dakota


Legend: Empty circles indicate REAP sites where no instances of the species were recorded. Blue circles indicate REAP sites where instances of the species were recorded. Red circles indicate incidental sightings of the species.

Disclaimer: The maps shown were created by digitizing the locations of each species using the maps provided in Seabloom, R. W. et al. 1978. The new maps were checked for errors, but there is a possibility that some errors remain.

Description (from the abstract):
A study of representative terrestrial vertebrates in the portion of the Missouri Slope south and west of the Missouri River, and McLean County, in North Dakota was undertaken in the summers of 1976 and 1977. Data were tabulated relative to species occurrence and abundance by major habitat type and geographic area. Data were collected from population sampling, existing literature, and unpublished reports and interviews.

All mammals observed on quarter-section quadrats used for bird surveys were recorded. Small mammals were sampled by saturation trapping on 2-hectare subunits of the quadrats. Data on big game and furbearers were obtained from state and federal agencies. Data on endangered and special-interest species were obtained from cooperating agencies and supplemented by field observations and interview.


This resource is based on the following source:
Seabloom, Robert W., Richard D. Crawford, and Michael G. McKenna.  1978.  
     Vertebrates of southwestern North Dakota: Amphibians, reptiles, birds, 
     mammals.  Institute for Ecological Studies, University of North Dakota, 
     Grand Forks, ND.  549pp.
This resource should be cited as:
Seabloom, Robert W., Richard D. Crawford, and Michael G. McKenna.  1978.  
     Vertebrates of southwestern North Dakota: Amphibians, reptiles, birds, 
     mammals.  Institute for Ecological Studies, University of North Dakota, 
     Grand Forks, ND.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research 
     Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/mammals/mammswnd/index.htm 
     (Version 16JUL97). 

Insectivores
Masked Shrew (Sorex cinereus)
Bats
Keen's Myotis (Myotis keenii)
Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus)
Small-footed Myotis (Myotis leibii)
Rabbits
Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii)
Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)
White-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus townsendii)
Rodents
Beaver (Castor canadensis)
Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)
Bushy-tailed Woodrat (Neotoma cinerea)
Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Gapper's Red-backed Vole (Clethrionomys gapperi)
Hispid Pocket Mouse (Perognathus hispidus)
House Mouse (Mus musculus)
Least Chipmunk (Eutamias minimus)
Meadow Jumping Mouse (Zapus hudsonius)
Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus)
Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)
Northern Grasshopper Mouse (Onychomys leucogaster)
Northern Pocket Gopher (Thomomys talpoides)
Olive-backed Pocket Mouse (Perognathus fasciatus)
Ord's Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ordii)
Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum)
Prairie Vole (Microtus ochrogaster)
Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)
Richardson's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii)
Sagebrush Vole (Lagurus curtatus)
Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus)
Western Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis)
White-footed Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus)
Carnivores
Badger (Taxidea taxus)
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes)
Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
Cougar (Felis concolor)
Coyote (Canis latrans)
Ermine (Mustela erminea)
Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata)
Lynx (Lynx canadensis)
Mink (Mustela vison)
Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox)
Cervids
Elk (Cervus elaphus)
Moose (Alces alces)
Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus)
White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
Antilocaprids
Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana)
Bovids
Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)

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