Wyoming ground squirrel

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Wyoming ground squirrel
Urocitellus elegans
Temporal range: 1.8–0 Ma
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Urocitellus
U. elegans
Binomial name
Urocitellus elegans
(Kennicott, 1863)[2]
  • Citellus elegans Kennicott, 1863
  • Citellus kimballensis Kent, 1967
  • Spermophilus elegans Kennicott, 1863

The Wyoming ground squirrel (Urocitellus elegans) is a species of rodents in the family Sciuridae.

It is endemic to the Northwestern United States.

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  1. ^ Yensen, E.; Mabee, T. (NatureServe) & Hammerson, G. (NatureServe) (2008). "Spermophilus elegans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  2. ^ Descriptions of four new species of Spermophilus, in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. R Kennicott, Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of …, 1863
  • A pale mutation in the ground squirrel: An Albinoid Color-phase in Citellus elegans Resembling the Recessive Cream Mutation in the Rat. Frank H. Clark and William L. Jellison, J Hered (1937) 28 (7), pages 259-260, doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.jhered.a104375
  • Life-history studies of the Wyoming ground squirrel (Citellus elegans elegans) in Colorado. William L. Burnett, Bulletin of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station, 1931 (URL)

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