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Abundance of Cottontails and Their Fleas at Red Bluff Ranch, New Mexico
Donald L. Forcum, Chester D. Rael, John R. Wheeler and Bryan E. Miller
The Journal of Wildlife Management
Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr., 1969), pp. 422-424
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3799847
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Estimates of cottontail (Sylvilagus auduboni) abundance were positively correlated with overall flea indices (r = 0.857) and with the predominant flea species index (Hoplopsyllus glacialis affinis) (r = 0.743). Some flea species found on these cottontails are known transmitters of plague in New Mexico.
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