Unstriped ground squirrel

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Unstriped Ground Squirrel
Xerus rutilus.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Xerus
Subgenus: Xerus
Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833
Species: X. rutilus
Binomial name
Xerus rutilus
(Cretzschmar, 1828)

The Unstriped Ground Squirrel (Xerus rutilus) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.


  1. ^ Grubb, P. & Oguge, N. (2008). Xerus rutilus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  • Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman. 2005. Family Sciuridae. pp. 754–818 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.