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1 September 2009 Distribution Records and Comments on Mammals in Western South Dakota
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The mammal fauna of western South Dakota is imperfectly known; in particular there is a notable paucity of data from Indian reservations in the region. We collected mammals from January 2003 through May 2006 using a variety of standard methodologies, including trapping with snap-traps and Macabee traps, shooting, and salvaging road- and hunter-killed animals. Herein we provide 23 specimen-based county records representing 17 species of mammals. In addition, a photo record constitutes the first report of Dasypus novemcinctus from South Dakota and the northernmost record in the United States. The possible local extirpation of Marmota flaviventris in the southern Black Hills is discussed.

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Steven G. Platt, Zannita Fast Horse, Thomas R. Rainwater, and Stanlee M. Miller "Distribution Records and Comments on Mammals in Western South Dakota," Western North American Naturalist 69(3), 329-334, (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.3398/064.069.0306
Received: 14 April 2008; Accepted: 1 May 2009; Published: 1 September 2009
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