Talk:Sciurotamias

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Readers of this article want to know....[edit]

Is it a ground squirrel? Why is it in a tree in the picture? Does it look so tree squirrelish? Chrisrus (talk) 16:35, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

RS on this referent[edit]

http://www.jstor.org/pss/1380669 http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=12400971

Move to "Rock Squirrel"?[edit]

Should we move this article to the common term "Rock Squirrel"? All Sciurotamias are so called, and it seems the term "rock squirrel" is not used outside Scuirotamias, so if we have a one-to-one taxon/common name alignment, we are urged to entitle the article with the common name by guidelines. The article could then be re-worded along the lines of "Rock Squirrels are ground squirrels belonging to the Sciurotamias..." Chrisrus (talk) 18:53, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Rock squirrel is the common name for Otospermophilus variegatus. Ucucha 20:50, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
Oh, ok. Thanks. I put a hatnote on that article for those looking for these rock squirrels. There might be a note in order on this one. Is that all the rock squirrels? Chrisrus (talk) 04:05, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Effectively so, I think. I found this old source stating that Callospermophilus lateralis is locally known as the rock squirrel, but that is very marginal. Ucucha 12:15, 1 December 2010 (UTC)