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Urocitellus elegans (Wyoming ground squirrel)

Synonyms: Spermophilus elegans

Wikipedia Abstract

The Wyoming ground squirrel (Urocitellus elegans) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is endemic to the United States.
View Wikipedia Record: Urocitellus elegans


EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.23
EDGE Score: 2.11


Adult Weight [1]  1.00 lbs (453.6 g)
Birth Weight [2]  6 grams
Diet [3]  Herbivore
Gestation [2]  23 days
Hibernates [3]  Yes
Litter Size [2]  6
Litters / Year [2]  1
Weaning [2]  35 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Colorado Rockies forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Great Basin montane forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Snake-Columbia shrub steppe United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
South Central Rockies forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Wasatch and Uinta montane forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Wyoming Basin shrub steppe United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Dinosaur National Monument III 203307 Colorado, Utah, United States
Rocky Mountain Biosphere Reserve II 239938 Colorado, United States


Accipiter gentilis (Northern Goshawk)[2]
Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk)[2]
Canis latrans (Coyote)[2]
Taxidea taxus (American Badger)[2]
Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox)[2]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[2]


Parasitized by 
Citellinema bifurcatum[4]
Hymenolepis citelli[4]
Hystrichopsylla dippiei dippiei[5]
Syphacia citelli <Unverified Name>[4]
Taenia taxidiensis <Unverified Name>[4]

Range Map

North America;



Species recognized by , 2013-11-26, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403 2Spermophilus elegans, David A. Zegers, Mammalian Species No. 214, pp. 1-7 (1984) 3Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 5International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by Patterson, B. D., G. Ceballos, W. Sechrest, M. F. Tognelli, T. Brooks, L. Luna, P. Ortega, I. Salazar, and B. E. Young. 2007. Digital Distribution Maps of the Mammals of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Bruce Patterson, Wes Sechrest, Marcelo Tognelli, Gerardo Ceballos, The Nature Conservancy—Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International—CABS, World Wildlife Fund—US, and Environment Canada—WILDSPACE.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access