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Spermophilus (ground squirrels and rock squirrels)

Wikipedia Abstract

Spermophilus is a genus of ground squirrels in the family Sciuridae. The majority of ground squirrel species, over 40 in total, are usually placed in this genus. However, Spermophilus in the broad sense has been found to be paraphyletic to the certainly distinct prairie dogs, marmots, and antelope squirrels, so it has been split into several genera by Kristofer Helgen and colleagues.Some Eurasian species are sometimes called susliks (or sousliks). This name comes from Russian суслик, suslik.
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Species

Spermophilus alashanicus (Alashan ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus brevicauda (Brandt's Ground Squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus citellus (European ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus dauricus (Daurian ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus erythrogenys (red-cheeked ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus fulvus (yellow ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus major (russet ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus musicus (Caucasian mountain ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus pallidicauda (pallid ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus pygmaeus (little ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus ralli (Tien Shan ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus relictus (Tien Shan ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus suslicus (speckled ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Spermophilus taurensis (Taurus ground squirrel)
Spermophilus xanthoprymnus (Asia Minor ground squirrel) (Attributes)

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