Arctic ground squirrel

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Arctic ground squirrel

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

 

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

Facts about the Arctic ground squirrel

subject, fact, arctic ground squirrel, has scientific name Spermophilus parryii, is a kind of squirrel, .

The name given to the Arctic ground squirrel, Spermophilus parryii , is a combination of Greek and Latin.

The arctic ground squirrel, Spermophilus parryii, is the only known endothermic organism to use supercooling of body fluids as a means to survive in a freezing environment. (Full text)

Range In the United States, the Arctic ground squirrel is found in Alaska.

The arctic ground squirrel is oval shaped. (Full text)

Burrowing in the snow-covered fields of the Yukon, the common Arctic Ground Squirrel is a hardy rodent and welcome addition to the snowy landscape.

Burrowing in the snow-covered fields of the Yukon, the common Arctic Ground Squirrel is a hardy rodent and welcome addition to the snowy landscape.

Closest relative The Arctic ground squirrel is one of many species of the same genus in North America.

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

Range In the United States, the Arctic ground squirrel is found in Alaska. (Full text)

The Arctic ground squirrel is unique in being the only known mammal capable of lowering its body temperature to below freezing, a strategy which helps it survive through the long, Arctic winter.

Range: Arctic Ground Squirrels are the largest of North America's ground squirrels (up to 14"), and the only species that lives in Alaska. (Full text)

10, 2003 PT Arctic ground squirrels are one the coolest critters around -- literally. (Full text)

Arctic ground squirrels are usually active between four in the afternoon and nine or ten at night.

The Arctic Ground Squirrels are diurnal.

" The first frost usually comes in late summer and most Arctic Ground squirrels are back in their burrows, ready to begin hibernating, by the end of August.

STORY: Across Alaska, arctic ground squirrels are stumbling out of their burrows after eight months of winter hibernation.

The legs of the arctic ground squirrels are stubby and they have four toes. (Full text)

html~ Arctic ground squirrels are one the coolest critters around -- literally.

Arctic Ground (Parka), Red, and Northern Flying Squirrels Arctic Ground (Parka) Squirrel (Spermophilus parryii) Arctic ground squirrels are grizzled buff and gray on their upperparts

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