Sciuridae
Urocitellus parryii

(Arctic ground squirrel)

Image Caption:
The Arctic ground squirrel has tan and beige pelage with white specks along the dorsum (Brensike, 2000).  The Arctic ground squirrel's range is farther north than other ground squirrels, extending into Alaska, and the Yukon and Northwest Terrritoties of Canada (Feldhammer, 2003).

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Spermophilus richardsonii (Richardson's Ground Squirrel)

Works Cited:

Brensike, J. 2000. "Spermophilus parryii" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed June 19, 2011 http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Spermophilus_parryii.html. 

Feldhamer, G. A., Thompson, B. C., & Chapman, J. A.  (2003). Wild Mammals of North America.  JHU Press.
Image Location: Canada, Yukon Territory
Image Date: 2011
Image Species: Urocitellus parryii


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Updated: 2011JUN19