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The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Social Life of a Burrowing Mammal

By: JL Hoogland
576 pages, 102 b/w photos, 198 line illus, 66 tabs
The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
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About this book

Result of sixteen years of research at Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.

Contents

Preface Ch. 1: Prairie Dogs and Coloniality Ch. 2: Taxonomy and Natural History Ch. 3: Burrows Ch. 4: Study Sites and Methods Ch. 5: Costs and Benefits of Coloniality Ch. 6: The Coterie Ch. 7: Infanticide, the Major Cause of Juvenile Mortality Ch. 8: The Antipredator Call Ch. 9: Communal Nursing Ch. 10: Kin Recognition, Social Learning, and Eusociality Ch. 11: Behavioral Observations of Estrus and Copulations Ch. 12: Annual and Lifetime Reproductive Success Ch. 13: Factors That Affect Annual and Lifetime Reproductive Success Ch. 14: Levels of Inbreeding Ch. 15: Do Mothers Manipulate the Sex Ratio of Their Litters? Ch. 16: Demography and Population Dynamics Ch. 17: Behavioral Ecology of Prairie Dogs Appendix A. Common and Scientific Names of Organisms Mentioned in This Book Appendix B. Descriptions of Infanticides by Marauding Females Bibliography Index

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By: JL Hoogland
576 pages, 102 b/w photos, 198 line illus, 66 tabs
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