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Wikipedia Abstract

Notocitellus is a genus of ground squirrels, containing two species. These species are the tropical ground squirrel (Notocitellus adocetus), and the ring-tailed ground squirrel (N. annulatus). Notocitellus 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 marmots, antelope squirrels, and prairie dogs, it is now separated, along with six other genera.
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Notocitellus adocetus (tropical ground squirrel) (Attributes)
Notocitellus annulatus (ring-tailed ground squirrel) (Attributes)


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