Spotted ground squirrel

Spotted ground squirrel

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


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

Facts about the spotted ground squirrel

The spotted ground squirrel, Spermophilus spilosoma, is native to San Juan County of southeastern Utah, as well as to parts of several central and southwestern states, and much of Mexico. (Full text)

Spermophilus spilosoma is a small ground squirrel with white non-linear dorsal spots, and white underparts.

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

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

The Spotted Ground Squirrel is often seen on its haunches along the side of roads in desert basins, but usually is absent from rocky areas. (Full text)

Spotted ground squirrel is possibly found (hypothetical distribution only) in the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

The spotted ground squirrel is an occasional inhabitant along the dune edges and the Visitor's Center.

The spotted ground squirrel is frequently seen scurrying in the dunes around the Malaquite Visitor Center.

The spotted ground squirrel is indigenous to this area and shows physiological and behavioural adaptive features to arid.

Range in Colorado: Spotted ground squirrels are widely distributed over the eastern plains, mostly in areas of sandy soils. (Full text)

1995: Spotted ground squirrels are uncommon to Gila National Forest (USDA Forest Service, 1995) *54*.

These Spotted Ground Squirrels are pretty common around here (Full text)

Spotted ground squirrels are often seen near the visitors center and are frequently mistaken for prairie dogs.

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