Merriam's ground squirrel

Merriam's ground squirrel

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


The Merriam'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 Merriam
A young / baby of a Merriam is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Merriam group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
United States

Facts about the Merriam's ground squirrel

Merriam's Ground Squirrel or Spermophilus canus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern . (Full text)

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

Merriam's ground squirrel is a subspecies found in Owyhee County south of the Snake River, west of Reynolds Creek, and north of Cow Creek. (Full text)

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