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Didelphis virginiana
curved in jaw (underneath)
Marmota flaviventris
crest (uplifted) down middle
Cynomys
painted on 'v'
Sciuridae
nothing distinct about it
Dasypus novemcinctus
long and skinny
Cynomys leucurus
in clans, not hugely social, diurnal, hibernate, spend 2/3 of life in burrow, monoestrous
Neotamias dorsalis
excellent climbers, hybernate
Geomys bursarius
solitary, aggressive, territorial, burrow used throughout entire life, males polygamous
Thomomys bottae
food mostly above ground (stored in side tunnels); polygynous (sexes have exclusive territory), no hibernation, active day and night,
terrestrial, solitary, aggressive
Marmota flaviventris
above 8,000ft alpine/subalpine, eat forbs crawling on belly, cannibalistic, semi-fossorial, diurnal, social, largest true hibernator, mating varies
Dasypus novemcinctus
arthropod is their prey, polyembryony, solitary, nocturnal, not terrestrial
Didelphis virginiana
new world marsupial, nocturnal, many front teeth, solitary, didactylous, polyesterous, insectivours, carnivorous, omnivorous
Callospermophilus lateralis
burrow beneath rocks, trees, and buildings, monoestrous breed @1 year, solitary and territorial, diurnal hybernate
Marmota flaviventris
Thomomys talpoides
Thomomys bottae
Geomys bursarius
Cynomys ludovicianus
Sciurus niger
Xerospermophilus spilosoma
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Callospermophilus lateralis
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