American badger

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Synonyms for American badger

a variety of badger native to America

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The American badger is a unique member of our outdoor community.
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) can weigh up to 24 pounds, and the calf carcass it was seen to have completely buried (over the course of five days, during which time it excavated under the carcass, creating a cavity into which it fell) weighed roughly 50 pounds.
On 4 September through 6 September 2013, while conducting nighttime spotlight surveys of private conservation inholdings within the study area, we observed an American badger and San Joaquin kit fox in proximity to one another on three occasions at two locations separated by approximately 24 km.
In addition to these direct observations, we obtained photographic evidence of both antagonistic and nonantagonistic behaviors between the San Joaquin kit fox and the American badger within another private conservation inholding in the northern portion of the Carrizo Plain, approximately 20 and 44 km northwest of the locations where the interactions described above occurred.
The ecology of the American badger (Taxidea taxus) in California: assessing conservation needs on multiple scales.
The North American badger (Taxidea taxus) is a medium-sized, fossorial carnivore associated with prairies, open grasslands, old fields, and other treeless habitats in the western and north-central United States (Long and Killingley, 1983; Messick, 1987).
National Recovery Strategy for American Badger, jeffersonii subspecies, (Taxidea taxus jeffersonii).
A few scattered records have indicated possible eastward expansion of the American badger in the ozark region of northern Arkansas.
In the western United States, the American Badger (Taxidea taxus) is a significant predator of semi-fossorial animals such as ground squirrels (Spermophilus spp.
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) is a common carnivore west of the Mississippi River, but it is not well studied in the southern part of its range.
Up to 11 species of mammalian carnivores occur in forested ecosystems of Grand Canyon National Park: cougar Puma concolor, American black bear Ursus americanus, coyote Canis latrans, bobcat Lynx rufus, gray fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus, American badger Taxidea taxus, raccoon Procyon lotor, striped skunk Mephitis mephitis, western spotted skunk Spilogale gracilis, ringtail Bassariscus astutus, and long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata.
Conservancy officials said the land provides a wildlife corridor so mountain lions, bobcats, American badgers, gray foxes, mule deer and long-tailed weasels can thrive in the Santa Monica Mountains.
We also captured Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) and American badgers (Taxidea taxus), which were also radio-collared when possible.
American badgers (Taxidea taxus) occur throughout the northern Great Plains (Messick, 1987) and are adapted to living in grassland habitat (Messick and Hornocker, 1981; Messick et al.
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