Yellow ground squirrel

Yellow ground squirrel

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


Keywords: yellow

The Yellow 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 yellow ground squirrel
A young / baby of a yellow ground squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A yellow ground squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.

Facts about the yellow ground squirrel

During spring and summer, when not hibernating, the ground squirrel Spermophilus fulvus is abundant in the Ghazni and Katawaz plains, while the long-clawed squirrel Spermophilopsis leptodactylus occurs in clay and loess biotopes of northern Afghanistan.

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