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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Opuntia spp.
(Prickly Pear) [Cactaceae]
(observations are from Ernst et al.)

Mammals
Sciuridae: Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel) [fruits & seeds comprise 2-5% of the diet in the Prairie region during summer] MZN1951

Turtles

Emydidae: Terrapene ornata (Ornate Box Turtle) [feeds on pads & fruits] EBL1994
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