Taurus ground squirrel

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Taurus ground squirrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Spermophilus
Species: S. taurensis
Binomial name
Spermophilus taurensis
Gündüz et al. 2007
  • Spermophilus torosensis Ozkurt et al. 2007

The Taurus ground squirrel (Spermophilus taurensis) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is endemic to the Taurus Mountains of Turkey. It was first identified as a distinct species to the Asia Minor ground squirrel in 2007. [1]