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Urocitellus

Wikipedia Abstract

Urocitellus is a genus of ground squirrels. They were previously believed to belong to the much larger genus Spermophilus, but DNA sequencing of the cytochrome b gene showed that this group was paraphyletic to the prairie dogs and marmots, and could therefore no longer be retained as a single genus. As a result, Urocitellus is now considered as a genus in its own right.
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Species

Urocitellus armatus (Uinta ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Urocitellus beldingi (Belding's ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Urocitellus brunneus (Idaho ground squirrel) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Urocitellus canus (Merriam's ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Urocitellus columbianus (Columbian ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Urocitellus elegans (Wyoming ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Urocitellus mollis (Piute ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Urocitellus parryii (Arctic ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Urocitellus richardsonii (Richardson's ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Urocitellus townsendii (Townsend's ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Urocitellus undulatus (long-tailed ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Urocitellus washingtoni (Washington ground squirrel) (Attributes)

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