Piute ground squirrel

Piute ground squirrel

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


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

The Piute ground squirrel, Spermophilus mollis, is commonly found in the Great Basin and Columbia Plateau of Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. (Full text)

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

The Piute ground squirrel is active during the day, but the species is not active year-round. (Full text)

The Piute ground squirrels are characterized by large cheek pouches opening inside their mouths, long tails, and hairy feet. (Full text)

In fact, Piute ground squirrels are often active only during the spring and the fall, becoming inactive during the hot dry summer and the cold winter. (Full text)

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