Ictidomys

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Ictidomys
Mexican ground squirrel.jpg
Ictidomys mexicanus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Tribe: Marmotini
Genus: Ictidomys
Allen, 1877
Species

Ictidomys is a genus of rodent in the squirrel family, which contains the thirteen-lined ground squirrel and related species. These species were included in the species-rich ground squirrel genus Spermophilus until molecular data showed that this genus was not a natural, monophyletic grouping.

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