Animal Size

Black-tailed prairie dog size: How big do they get?

How big does a Black-tailed prairie dog get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) reaches an average size of 29.4 cm (1′ 0″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 8.5 years, they grow from 15 grams (0.03 lbs) to 797 grams (1.76 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Black-tailed prairie dogs have 4 babies about 1 times per year. The Black-tailed prairie dog (genus: Cynomys) is a member of the family Sciuridae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) is a rodent of the family Sciuridae found in the Great Plains of North America from about the United States-Canada border to the United States-Mexico border. Unlike some other prairie dogs, these animals do not truly hibernate. The black-tailed prairie dog can be seen above ground in midwinter. A black-tailed prairie dog town in Texas was reported to cover 25,000 sq mi (64,000 km2) and included 400,000,000 individuals. Prior to habitat destruction, this species may have been the most abundant prairie dog in central North America. This species was one of two described by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the journals and diaries of their expedition.

Animals of the same family as a Black-tailed prairie dog

We found other animals of the Sciuridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Black-tailed prairie dog

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Black-tailed prairie dog:

Animals with the same litter size as a Black-tailed prairie dog

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Black-tailed prairie dog:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Black-tailed prairie dog

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Black-tailed prairie dog:

Animals with the same weight as a Black-tailed prairie dog

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cynomys ludovicianus: