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- Connell, Lauren C.; Porensky, Lauren M.; Chalfoun, Anna D.; Scasta, John D.
- Animal behaviour 2019 v.150 pp. 189-199
- Wyoming, etc ; Cynomys ludovicianus; acoustics; antipredatory behavior; foraging; habitats; predators; small mammals; Show all 8 Subjects
- ... Aggregation of territorial individuals within a species can be facilitated via conspecific signals, wherein settlement implies habitat suitability, ease of resource acquisition and/or increased predator detection. The black-tailed prairie dog is a colonial small mammal with alarm vocalizations that confer benefits via group vigilance against predators and increased foraging time. Although prairie ...