American badger


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Synonyms for American badger

a variety of badger native to America

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The ecology of the American badger Taxidea taxus in California: Assessing conservation needs on multiple scales.
The American badger is a unique member of our outdoor community.
The average lifespan of an American badger is 9 to 10 years in the wild.
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.
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 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).
Despite these losses, American badger (Taxidea taxus) range expansions likely have been suggested in Indiana (Lyon, 1932; Berkley and Johnson, 1998), Ohio (Moseley, 1934; Leedy, 1947; Nugent and Choate, 1970), and Illinois (Gremillion-Smith 1985; Ver Steeg and Warner, 2000) and primarily attributed to deforestation for agriculture.
2 weeks and use of roads during research, the primary tire-ruts were 0.2-0.4 m deep (n = 3 measurements along the path of the American badger, mean = 0.3 m, SD = 0.12).
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) generally is a grassland carnivore preying most heavily on burrowing rodents and rabbits (Lindzey, 2003).
Metabolic adaptations to prolonged food deprivation by the American Badger, Taxidea taxus.
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.
In the western United States, the American Badger (Taxidea taxus) is a significant predator of semi-fossorial animals such as ground squirrels (Spermophilus spp.) and burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia).
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.
TABLE 1.--Mean times, in min (SD), required to for immobilization, handling and recovery of five various species using an inhaled isoflurane anesthesia Handling Species n Induction Collared (a) Raccoon 16 10.7 (1.1) 8.8 (3.4) Striped Skunk 20 11.0 (2.4) 11.1 (4.2) American Badger 2 17.5 (2.1) 20 (b) Virginia Opossum 4 13.0 (8.1) 6 (b) Mink 1 10 (b) Recovery Species Uncollared Collared (a) Uncollared Raccoon 3.2 (1.1) 10.7 (4.0) 11.8 (2.5) Striped Skunk 4.18 (2.4) 10.2 (5.1) 11.5 (2.1) American Badger 10 (b) 14 (b) 10 (b) Virginia Opossum 3.7 (4.7) 14 (b) 19.7 (11.2) Mink 5 (b) 10 (b) (a) Radio-collared sample sizes: 11 of 16 raccoons, 9 of 20 skunks were radio-collared; 3 of 4 opossum and 1 badger (b) No SD; n = 1
Puncture-wound canine-width measurements and tracks confirmed the presence of Coyotes (Canis latrans), Bobcats, and American Badgers (Taxiden taxus) at recovered marten carcasses.
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