Museum, University of Nebraska State


Date of this Version

September 1997


Published in The Prairie Naturalist 29:3 (September 1997), pp. 171–178. Published by the Great Plains Natural Science Society; used by permission.


The relict population of Neotoma floridana occurring along the Niobrara River in north-central Nebraska was found to have a diet composed of 38 types of food items of which 37 types were plants. Unique features of the summer diet of this population were a higher than expected use of red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) and invertebrates as food items.

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