Characterization of soil texture in Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus) colonies Academic Article uri icon


  • The Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus) is an endangered species that is endemic to the northeastern Mexican states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and San Luis Potosi. Soil texture was characterized from samples collected from 21 colonies throughout this geographic range. All colonies examined were found in loamy soils. The majority (>60%) of colonies were found in silt loam soils low in clay, medium in sand, and medium to high in silt.

published proceedings

  • Texas Journal of Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Trevio-Villarreal, J., Grant, W. E., & Cardona-Estrada, A.

complete list of authors

  • TreviƱo-Villarreal, J||Grant, WE||Cardona-Estrada, A

publication date

  • August 1997