Richardson's ground squirrel

Richardson's ground squirrel

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Spermophilus richardsonii

 

The Richardson's ground squirrel is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Richardson
A young / baby of a Richardson is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Richardson group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
Countries
Canada and United States
Some facts about the
Richardson's ground squirrel

Adult weight : 0.343 kg (0.7546 lbs)

Female maturity :335 days

Male maturity : 335 days

Gestation : 24 days

Weaning : 36 days

Litter size : 6

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 0.006 kg (0.0132 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.093 kg (0.2046 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.266 kg (0.5852 lbs)

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Facts about the Richardson's ground squirrel

Richardson's Ground Squirrel Scientific classification Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Subphylum:Vertebrata Class:Mammalia Order:Rodentia Family:Sciuridae Genus:Spermophilus Species:richardsonii Binomial name Spermophilus richardsonii (Sabine, 1822) Richardson's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii) is a North American ground squirrel in the genus Spermophilus.

Richardson's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii) is a North American ground squirrel in the genus Spermophilus. (Full text)

: 180152 Taxonomy Notes: Formerly known as Citellus richarsonii, Spermophilus richardsonii nevadensis, and Citellus elegans nevadensis However, Spermophilus richardsonii is a separate species located in south central Canada and the Dakotas

Richardson's Ground Squirrel Richardson's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii) is a North American ground squirrel in the genus Spermophilus. (Full text)

Richardson's Ground Squirrel Richardson's Ground Squirrel in the news Richardson's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii) is a North American ground squirrel in the genus Spermophilus. (Full text)

Usually Spermophilus richardsonii is sold under either of these newly invented names.

The Richardson's Ground Squirrel is usually around eight inches in length from nose-tip to tail-tip and has a weight average of one and a half pounds.

Native to the short grass prairies, Richardson's Ground Squirrel is found mainly in the northern states of the United States and in southern Canada, such as North Dakota and southern Alberta. (Full text)

The Richardson's Ground Squirrel is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

A Richardson's ground squirrel is diurnal meaning it is active during the daylight hours.

Richardson's ground squirrels are known by a variety of names, including gophers, prairie gophers, yellow gophers, picketpins, flickertails, and tawny American marmots.

Richardson's ground squirrels are a member of the squirrel family in the order Rodentia.

Although they are territorial around their nest sites, the burrows of Richardson's ground squirrels are grouped closely together in colonies, and individuals give audible alarm calls when possible predators approach. (Full text)

As pets most Richardson's Ground Squirrels are not able to hibernate and this can create a lot of health problems.

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