Russet ground squirrel

Russet ground squirrel

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


The Russet ground squirrel is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

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