Long-clawed ground squirrel

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Long-clawed ground squirrel
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Xerinae
Tribe: Xerini
Genus: Spermophilopsis
Blasius, 1884
Species: S. leptodactylus
Binomial name
Spermophilopsis leptodactylus
(Lichtenstein, 1823)

The long-clawed ground squirrel (Spermophilopsis leptodactylus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is monotypic within the genus Spermophilopsis.[citation needed] It can be found in Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.


  • 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.

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