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Blacktail Prairie Dogs , Desert and Cattle Trophic Relations on Range

  title={Blacktail Prairie Dogs , Desert and Cattle Trophic Relations on Range},
  author={Richard and M. Hansen and Ilyse and Kellyanne Rose Gold},
Highlight: The trophic relations among blacktail prairie dogs, desert cottontails, and cattle were determined among three dogtowns at the Central PlainsExperimental Range near Nunn, Colo. Sedges were the most important food of prairie dogs and cottontails and the second most important food of cattle on an annual basis. There was a high percentage similarity in the diets of the three herbivores studied; and they consumed large percentages of sedges and grass. The amount of aboveground herbage… 

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