Red-cheeked ground squirrel
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Spermophilus erythrogenys
The Red-cheeked 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 redcheeked ground squirrelA young / baby of a redcheeked ground squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A redcheeked ground squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.