Thirteen-lined ground squirrel

Thirteen-lined ground squirrel

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

 

Keywords: white

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

Adult weight : 0.173 kg (0.3806 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 8 years

Female maturity :354 days

Male maturity : 225 days

Gestation : 28 days

Weaning : 33 days

Litter size : 7

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.016 kg (0.0352 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.198 kg (0.4356 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

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Facts about the thirteen-lined ground squirrel

The thirteen-lined ground squirrel, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, is native to the Uinta Basin of northeastern Utah, as well as to much of the central United States and south-central Canada. (Full text)

Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel or Spermophilus tridecemlineatus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

Comments on General Habitat Associations Spermophilus tridecemlineatus is a grassland species common only in the shortgrass plains of the northeastern part of New Mexico.

In the Great Plains region are found the ground squirrels, of which the 13-striped Spermophilus tridecemlineatus is a common variety.

The 13-lined Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) is acommom burrowing of roadsides and weedy fields.

Spermophilus tridecemlineatus is a small slender ground squirrel with alternate longitudinal stripes of dark brown and tan, extending from the nape to the base of the tail.

The thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) is restricted to the Grand Prairie division and the northern part of the state. (Full text)

The thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) is also known to prey on undispersed seed. (Full text)

The 13-lined ground squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus) is fairly common in most years, and is found in almost as many habitats as the deer mouse.

Animal Description: Named for its coloring scheme, the Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel is a very common species of ground squirrel that thrives in the Central United States.

Rodents Animal Description: Named for its coloring scheme, the Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel is a very common species of ground squirrel that thrives in the Central United States.

The Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

The thirteen-lined ground squirrel is the most common ground squirrel in North Dakota and can be found statewide. (Full text)

The thirteen-lined ground squirrel is one of three species of ground squirrel in the Northland. (Full text)

The Thirteen Lined ground squirrel is probably the mis-identified ground squirrel often mistaken for chipmunk and gophers. (Full text)

Consequently, the thirteen-lined ground squirrel is at home in areas such as mowed lawns, manicured golf courses, and well-grazed pastures.

Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, commonly known as the Thirteen-lined ground squirrel, is brown in color with a series of alternating dark and light longitudinal stripes and rows of light spots across (Full text)

Habits: The thirteen-lined ground squirrel is a strictly diurnal animal and is largely solitary, but may live in loose-knit colonies. (Full text)

Thirteen-lined ground squirrels are usually about 11 inches long, including a 5- to 6-inch tail.

Thirteen-lined ground squirrels are small mammals in the squirrel family (Sciuridae) that reach 4. (Full text)

Distribution and status: Thirteen-lined ground squirrels are plentiful in Illinois. (Full text)

Comments: Thirteen-lined ground squirrels are long, slender burrowing animals with 13 rows of yellowish stripes and spots and internal cheek pouches. (Full text)

Thirteen-lined ground squirrels are small mammals in the squirrel family (Sciuridae) that reach 4 ½ -6 ½ inches in length, excluding their tail.

Newborn baby Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrels are hairless, toothless, and blind.

Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrels are easy to spot because they are active during the day and often stand straight up to look around.

Thirteen-lined ground squirrels are primarily solitary but may form loose colonies, but not like the densities found in the Richardson's colony. (Full text)

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