Characterization of soil in colonies of mexican prairie dogs (Cynomys mexicanus Merriam, 1892) in northeastern Mexico

  title={Characterization of soil in colonies of mexican prairie dogs (Cynomys mexicanus Merriam, 1892) in northeastern Mexico},
  author={Marisela Pando Moreno and Laura Reyna and L Scott and Enrique Jurado},
The Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus) is endemic to northeastern Mexico and is one of the small mammals at risk of extinction. Despite numerous studies of the Mexican prairie dog, ecological data on the species are lacking, particularly regarding the relationship between the species and its habitat. Recent reports have pointed out that the halophytic grasslands of northeastern Mexico are suffering a process of degradation and show low productivity, as evidenced by changes in the structure… 
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