White-tailed antelope squirrel

White-tailed antelope squirrel

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Ammospermophilus leucurus


Keywords: white , diurnal

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

Adult weight : 0.105 kg (0.231 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 11 years

Female maturity :365 days

Male maturity : 365 days

Gestation : 29 days

Weaning : 66 days

Litter size : 8

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.035 kg (0.077 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.094 kg (0.2068 lbs)

Temperature : 37.85 °C (100.13 °F)

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Facts about the white-tailed antelope squirrel

Granholm DISTRIBUTION, ABUNDANCE, AND SEASONALITY The white-tailed antelope squirrel is common to abundant in the deserts of California from Mono Co.

The White-tailed Antelope Squirrel is one of the few rodents easily seen as it darts between bush and under fence.

Unlike other ground squirrels, praire dogs, and chipmunks the white tailed antelope squirrel is active throughout the year these squirrels may overheat slightly then retire to cooler temperature af the burrows to cool off the do not cool evaporatively and hence are nat water stressed by this behavior .

White-tailed Antelope Squirrel Ammospermophilus leucurus is commonest in grasslands and marginal piñon-juniper woodland.

White-tailed antelope squirrels are found in the desertscrub community of the Tonto Plateau above the Inner Gorge of the Grand Canyon *24*.

The white-tailed antelope squirrel is a generalist feeder, eating such items as seeds, other plant material, small vertebrates, insects, and carrion (animals already dead). (Full text)

White-tailed antelope squirrels are active year-round, and are most active during the day. (Full text)

Description: White-tailed antelope squirrels are characterized by having single white lateral stripes that run from behind the shoulder to the hip. (Full text)

Discussion The most widespread member of its genus in North America, the White-tailed Antelope Squirrel is most active in midmorning and late afternoon, with a lull during the heat of the day. (Full text)

The White-tailed Antelope Squirrel is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

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