European ground squirrel

European ground squirrel

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


The European ground squirrel, european souslik, european squirrel is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the European ground squirrel
A young / baby of a European ground squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A European ground squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
European ground squirrel habitats
Grassland and Temperate Grassland
Some facts about the
European ground squirrel

Adult weight : 0.217 kg (0.4774 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 7 years

Female maturity :314 days

Male maturity : 314 days

Gestation : 27 days

Weaning : 34 days

Litter size : 6

Litters per year : 1

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.24 kg (0.528 lbs)

Temperature : 37.85 °C (100.13 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the European ground squirrel

szezonális aktivitást mutató, évente egyszer fialó, viszonylag rövid életű állatoknál, mint amilyen a közönséges ürge (Spermophilus citellus) is.

2002) -- The European ground squirrel, Spermophilus citellus, is a polygynous, gregarious species in which male parental behavior would not be expected.

The European souslik (Spermophilus citellus) is a small mammal, related to the squirrel.

The European ground squirrel, Spermophilus citellus, is found from the Vienna region (Austria) to Turkey.

De siesel (Spermophilus citellus) is een grondeekhoorn uit de familie der eekhoorns (Sciuridae). (Wiki)

Follicular development of a seasonal, hibernating species like the European ground squirrel is of particular interest, since hibernation puts both physiological and time constraints on these processes.

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