White-tailed antelope squirrel
|White-tailed antelope squirrel
|White-tailed antelope squirrel in Southern Utah|
|Distribution map of the white-tailed antelope squirrel—Ammospermophilus leucurus|
The white-tailed antelope squirrel, Ammospermophilus leucurus, is a diurnal species of ground squirrel found in arid regions of the southwestern United States and the Baja California Peninsula of northwestern Mexico.
Ammospermophilus leucurus is omnivorous, feeding primarily on foliage (10%-60% of its diet), seeds (20%-50%), arthropods, and to a lesser extent, vertebrates (mainly lizards and rodents; predatory behavior by ground squirrels has been noted).
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