Animalia > Chordata > Mammalia > Rodentia > Sciuridae > Otospermophilus


Wikipedia Abstract

Otospermophilus is a genus of ground squirrels in the family Sciuridae, containing three species. Otospermophilus was formerly placed in the large ground squirrel genus Spermophilus, as a subgenus or species group. Since DNA sequencing of the cytochrome b gene has shown Spermophilus to be paraphyletic to the prairie dogs and marmots, it is now separated, along with six other genera.
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Otospermophilus atricapillus (Baja California rock squirrel) (Attributes)
Otospermophilus beecheyi (California ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Otospermophilus variegatus (rock squirrel) (Attributes)


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