Townsend's ground squirrel

Townsend's ground squirrel

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

 

The Townsend's ground squirrel is listed as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Townsend
A young / baby of a Townsend is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Townsend group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
Countries
United States
Townsend's ground squirrel habitats
Grassland and Temperate Grassland

Facts about the Townsend's ground squirrel

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

TAXONOMY : The currently accepted scientific name of the Townsend's ground squirrel is Spermophilus townsendii Bachman. (Full text)

The Townsend's Ground Squirrel is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

The Townsend's ground squirrel is distributed in the Great Basin and the Columbia Plateau. (Full text)

Townsend's ground squirrel is diurnal, with activity peaks in the morning and late afternoon. (Full text)

Townsend's Ground Squirrel is smaller, whitish below, with white border on tail. (Full text)

Townsend's ground squirrel is diurnal, with activity peaks in the morning and late afternoon.

Burrows are often grouped into colonies, but some Townsend's ground squirrels are solitary [25]. (Full text)

Townsend’s ground squirrels are found in eastern California, southeastern Oregon, southern Idaho, western Utah, and all of Nevada.

In southwestern Idaho, Townsend's ground squirrels are main prey item. (Full text)

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