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WILDLIFE SPECIES: Spermophilus townsendii | Townsend's Ground Squirrel
ABBREVIATION : SPTO COMMON NAMES : Townsend's ground squirrel TAXONOMY : The currently accepted scientific name of the Townsend's ground squirrel is Spermophilus townsendii Bachman. It is in the family Sciuridae [9,14]. Seven subspecies are recognized [9]: S. t. artemesiae (Merriam) sagebrush or least Idaho ground squirrel S. t. canus Merriam gray ground squirrel S. t. idahoensis (Merriam) Snake Valley or Payette ground squirrel T. t. mollis Kennicott Piute ground squirrel S. t. nancyae Nadler S. t. townsendii Bachman S. t. vigilis (Merriam) Malheur ground squirrel ORDER : Rodentia CLASS : Mammal FEDERAL LEGAL STATUS : No special status OTHER STATUS : NO-ENTRY COMPILED BY AND DATE : C. L. Bushey, July 1986 LAST REVISED BY AND DATE : Janet L. Howard, April 1996 AUTHORSHIP AND CITATION : Howard, Janet L. 1996; Fischer, W. C. 1987; Bushey, C. L. 1986. Spermophilus townsendii. In: Remainder of Citation

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