Mexican ground squirrel

Mexican ground squirrel

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

 

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

Facts about the Mexican ground squirrel

Mexican Ground Squirrel or Spermophilus mexicanus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

Scientific NameSpermophilus mexicanus parvidens (NM) Taxonomic Order13020 References01, 02, 03, 11, 12 CommentsOnly one subspecies of Spermophilus mexicanus is verified in New Mexico,

The Mexican Ground Squirrel, Spermophilus mexicanus, is a rather small ground squirrel that usually has nine rows of whitish spots on the back. (Full text)

The Mexican ground squirrel (Spermophilus mexicanus) is found east of the escarpment in well-drained, generally non-rocky soils especially in open terrace habitats without significant wood vegetation.

References01, 02, 03, 11, 12 CommentsOnly one subspecies of Spermophilus mexicanus is verified in New Mexico, S.

Mexican Ground Squirrel is a 'pest' (an unwanted organism) that can be controlled through the use of pesticides.

rodents) Category: Mammals » Rodents Animal Description: The Mexican Ground Squirrel is a rather solitary ground squirrel .

Characteristics The Mexican ground squirrel is brown with nine rows of squarish white spots on its back.

The Mexican Ground Squirrel is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

Animal Description: The Mexican Ground Squirrel is a rather solitary ground squirrel found commonly throughout the Southwestern United States and Mexico.

Food Habits The Mexican Ground Squirrel, is omnivorous and like other ground squirrels is adapted for life on the ground foraging for seeds, nuts, roots, bulbs, plant stems, leaves, mice, insects and eggs.

Discussion A somewhat colonial species, the Mexican Ground Squirrel is thought to hibernate in winter in the cooler parts of its range. (Full text)

However, the Mexican Ground Squirrel is larger and darker brown.

Murray SquirrelThe primary food of the Mexican Ground Squirrel is mesquite leaves and beans.

Mexican Ground Squirrels are known to occupy various residential and forested areas throughout their range.

Mexican ground squirrels are normally associated with grasslands containing bushes or trees.

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