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Callospermophilus lateralis (golden-mantled ground squirrel)

Synonyms: Spermophilus lateralis

Wikipedia Abstract

The golden-mantled ground squirrel (Callospermophilus lateralis) is a type of ground squirrel found in mountainous areas of western North America. The golden-mantled ground squirrel is abundant throughout its range and is equally at home in a wide variety of forest habitats as well as rocky meadows, and even sagebrush flats.
View Wikipedia Record: Callospermophilus lateralis

Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
19
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.59
EDGE Score: 2.03

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  158 grams
Birth Weight [1]  6 grams
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 9 months
Diet [2]  Omnivore
Gestation [1]  30 days
Hibernates [3]  Yes
Litter Size [1]  5
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years
Weaning [1]  37 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alberta Mountain forests Canada Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Alberta-British Columbia foothills forests Canada Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Arizona Mountains forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Blue Mountains forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
California Central Valley grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
California interior chaparral and woodlands United States Nearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
California montane chaparral and woodlands United States Nearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Central and Southern Cascades forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central British Columbia Mountain forests Canada Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Colorado Plateau shrublands United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Colorado Rockies forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Eastern Cascades forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Great Basin montane forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Great Basin shrub steppe United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Klamath-Siskiyou forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Mojave desert United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
North Central Rockies forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Northern California coastal forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Palouse grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Sierra Nevada forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
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
Western short grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Willamette Valley forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed 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
Bandelier National Monument V 8107 New Mexico, United States
Banff National Park II 1690912 Alberta, Canada
Beaver Creek Biosphere Reserve 275028 Arizona, United States  
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park II 12551 Colorado, United States
Bryce Canyon National Park II 36348 Utah, United States
Cedar Breaks National Monument III 6111 Utah, United States
Craters of the Moon National Monument V 690996 Idaho, United States
Devil's Postpile National Monument V 807 California, United States
Dinosaur National Monument III 203307 Colorado, Utah, United States
El Morro National Monument V 960 New Mexico, United States
Fraser Biosphere Reserve 23050 Colorado, United States  
Glacier National Park II 953799 Montana, United States
Grand Canyon National Park II 1210128 Arizona, United States
Grand Teton National Park II 231724 Wyoming, United States
Great Basin National Park II 77367 Nevada, United States
H.J. Andrews Biosphere Reserve 15815 Oregon, United States
Jasper National Park II 2776809 Alberta, Canada
Kootenay National Park II 341762 British Columbia, Canada
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area V 103172 Washington, United States
Lassen Volcanic National Park II 29388 California, United States
Lava Beds National Monument III 20002 California, United States
Mount Rainier National Park II 235186 Washington, United States
Mount Revelstoke National Park Ia 18 British Columbia, Canada
Oregon Caves National Monument V 456 Oregon, United States
Pecos National Historical Park V 6539 New Mexico, United States
Rocky Mountain Biosphere Reserve II 239938 Colorado, United States
Sequoia and Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve II 172261 California, United States
Walnut Canyon National Monument V 3386 Arizona, United States
Waterton Biosphere Reserve II 121459 Alberta, Canada
Yellowstone Biosphere Reserve II 2196863 Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, United States
Yoho National Park II 317576 British Columbia, Canada
Yosemite National Park II 95209 California, United States
Zion National Park II 135667 Utah, United States

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No

Prey / Diet

Aconitum columbianum (Columbian monkshood)[3]
Callospermophilus lateralis (golden-mantled ground squirrel)[4]
Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse)[3]
Ceanothus cordulatus (whitethorn ceanothus)[3]
Certhia americana (Brown Creeper)[4]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[3]
Frasera speciosa (green gentian)[3]
Galium aparine (stickywilly)[3]
Mentzelia multiflora (manyflowered mentzelia)[3]
Penstemon azureus (azure penstemon)[3]
Pinus monticola (Western white pine)[3]
Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa pine)[3]
Prunus virginiana (chokecherry)[3]
Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas fir)[3]
Rubus parviflorus (thimbleberry)[3]
Trifolium repens (Ladino Clover)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alces alces (moose)1
Anobium punctatum (furniture beetle)1
Anthophora abrupta (miner bee)1
Antilocapra americana (pronghorn)1
Aphelocoma californica (Western Scrub-Jay)1
Aphelocoma ultramarina (Mexican Jay)1
Apis mellifera (honey bee)1
Aplodontia rufa (mountain beaver)1
Aplodontia rufa californica1
Aplodontia rufa humboldtiana1
Aplodontia rufa nigra (Point Arena mountain beaver)1
Aplodontia rufa phaea1
Arborimus albipes (white-footed vole)2
Arborimus pomo (Sonoma tree vole)1
Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)1
Berytinus minor1
Bombus appositus1
Bombus fervidus (Golden northern bumble bee)1
Bombus flavifrons1
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)1
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)1
Cervus elaphus (wapiti or elk)1
Chlamydatus pullus1
Closterotomus norvegicus (strawberry bug)1
Cyanocitta stelleri (Steller's Jay)1
Dendragapus obscurus fuliginosus (Sooty Grouse)2
Ernobius mollis (Pine bark anobiid)1
Ernobius montanus1
Ernobius punctulatus2
Forficula auricularia (European earwig)1
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)1
Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus (Pinyon Jay)1
Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis (Greenhouse thrip)1
Leptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer-seed bug)1
Lygocoris pabulinus (Common Green Capsid)1
Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole)1
Microtus pinetorum (woodland vole)1
Neotoma cinerea (bushy-tailed woodrat)3
Neotoma fuscipes (dusky-footed woodrat)1
Nucifraga columbiana (Clark's Nutcracker)1
Odocoileus hemionus (mule deer)1
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)1
Oreamnos americanus (mountain goat)1
Ovis canadensis (bighorn sheep)1
Peromyscus boylii (brush mouse)2
Poliocitellus franklinii (Franklin's ground squirrel)2
Psylliodes chalcomerus1
Sciurus aberti (Abert's squirrel)2
Sciurus arizonensis (Arizona gray squirrel)2
Sciurus griseus (western gray squirrel)2
Spinus tristis (American Goldfinch)1
Streptopelia turtur (European Turtle-Dove)1
Sylvilagus bachmani (Brush Rabbit)1
Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)1
Tamias amoenus (yellow-pine chipmunk)1
Tamias cinereicollis (gray-collared chipmunk)2
Tamias quadrimaculatus (long-eared chipmunk)2
Tamias ruficaudus (red-tailed chipmunk)3
Tamias umbrinus (Uinta chipmunk)3
Tamiasciurus douglasii (Douglas's squirrel)3
Urocitellus richardsonii (Richardson's ground squirrel)1
Zapus princeps (western jumping mouse)1
Zapus trinotatus (Pacific jumping mouse)1

Predators

Accipiter cooperii (Cooper's Hawk)[4]
Accipiter gentilis (Northern Goshawk)[4]
Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk)[4]
Callospermophilus lateralis (golden-mantled ground squirrel)[4]
Canis latrans (Coyote)[4]
Lynx rufus (Bobcat)[4]
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)[4]
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)[4]

Providers

Parasite of 
Linognathoides laeviusculus[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Aetheca wagneri[5]
Amalaraeus dissimilis[5]
Amaradix bitterrootensis bitterrootensis[5]
Cediopsylla inaequalis inaequalis[5]
Ceratophyllus vison[5]
Dermacentor andersoni (Rocky Mountain wood tick)[3]
Eumolpianus eumolpi eumolpi[5]
Hoplopsyllus anomalus (rodent flea)[5]
Hymenolepis citelli[6]
Hystrichopsylla dippiei dippiei[5]
Hystrichopsylla dippiei truncata[5]
Megabothris abantis[5]
Megarthroglossus procus[5]
Meringis parkeri[5]
Orchopeas nepos[5]
Orchopeas sexdentatus sexdentatus[5]
Oropsylla hirsuta[5]
Oropsylla idahoensis[5]
Oropsylla montana[5]
Peromyscopsylla hesperomys hesperomys[5]
Plusaetis asetus[5]
Thrassis bacchi caducus[5]
Thrassis petiolatus[5]

Range Map

North America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Myers, 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 animaldiversity.org 3Spermophilus lateralis, Molly A. Bartels and Doug P. Thompson, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 440, pp. 1-8 (1993) 4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 5International Flea Database 6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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