Round-tailed ground squirrel

Round-tailed ground squirrel

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

 

The Round-tailed 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 roundtailed ground squirrel
A young / baby of a roundtailed ground squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A roundtailed ground squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
Countries
Mexico and United States
Some facts about the
Round-tailed ground squirrel

Adult weight : 0.163 kg (0.3586 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 9 years

Female maturity :325 days

Male maturity : 325 days

Gestation : 28 days

Weaning : 39 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 0.004 kg (0.0088 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.075 kg (0.165 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.125 kg (0.275 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

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Facts about the round-tailed ground squirrel

Spermophilus tereticaudus is restricted to the Sonoran Desert region (Brown, 1982) *08*.

Food Habits Spermophilus tereticaudus is an omnivore like many other sciurids.

004 10-29-01 The ground squirrel (Spermophilus tereticaudus) is a rodent commonly found on UK’s campus.

of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico, the Round Tailed Ground Squirrel is a lively little ground squirrel that enjoys its surroundings and flourishes within them.

Native to the beautiful and majestic deserts of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico, the Round Tailed Ground Squirrel is a lively little ground squirrel that enjoys its surroundings and flourishes within them.

The Round-tailed Ground Squirrel is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

Discussion The Round-tailed Ground Squirrel is most active during mornings and evenings, avoiding the most intense heat by retiring to its burrow at midday or seeking shade under a plant. (Full text)

Posted on Sunday, July 14, 2002 @ 04:47:46 PSTRoundtail ground squirrel - Citellus tereticaudus The round-tailed ground squirrel is found in low desert; mesquite thickets near Furnace Creek and is common along roadsides.

The round-tailed ground squirrel is found in low desert; mesquite thickets near Furnace Creek and is common along roadsides.

The round-tailed ground squirrel is found in the deserts of southern and western Arizona.

The round-tailed ground squirrel is a small to medium, uniformly colored light buff to darker squirrel with small ears, a tail covered with short hairs giving it a rounded appearance.

Round-tailed Ground SquirrelSpermophilus tereticaudus The round-tailed ground squirrel is found in the deserts of southern and western Arizona.

I'm not sure if this round-tailed ground squirrel is using the golden barrel for a back scratcher or as something to hide behind.

Animal Description: Round Tailed Ground Squirrels are diminutive desert ground squirrels that have adapted quite well to the sometimes-harsh desert environment in which they live and thrive!

other rodents) Category: Mammals » Rodents Animal Description: Round Tailed Ground Squirrels are diminutive desert ground .

Round-tailed ground squirrels are social, living in small colonies. (Full text)

Round-tailed ground squirrels are often associated with creosote bush, desert areas where they climb up the creosote to feed on the fruit.

Round-tailed Ground Squirrels are a favored prey of hawks, coyotes, badgers and bobcats. (Full text)

SONORAN DESERTSCRUB (AZ)Yr-RndImportant06, 07, 08 AZ UPLAND SONORAN DESERTSCRUB (AZ)Yr-RndImportant06, 08 Comments on Gap Analysis Habitat Associations Round-tailed ground squirrels are found in the creosote bush-saltbush desert in soils that are sandy, either silty of wind-blown sands or courser sand intermixed with some pebbles.

SONORAN DESERTSCRUB (AZ)Yr-RndImportantýCasual UseýCasual UseýImportantýImportantýImportant06, 07, 08 AZ UPLAND SONORAN DESERTSCRUB (AZ)Yr-RndImportantýCasual UseýCasual UseýImportantýImportantýImportant06, 08 999 Comments on Gap Analysis Habitat Associations Round-tailed ground squirrels are found in the creosote bush-saltbush desert in soils that are sandy, either silty of wind-blown sands or courser sand intermixed with some pebbles.

To the contrary, round-tailed ground squirrels are omnivorous and rely on plant material for a major part of their diet (Ernest and Mares 1987). (Full text)

To the contrary, round-tailed ground squirrels are omnivorous and rely on plant material for a major part of their diet (Ernest and Mares 1987).

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