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Spermophilus dauricus (Daurian ground squirrel)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Daurian ground squirrel (Spermophilus dauricus) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in China, Mongolia, and Russia.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.33
EDGE Score: 1.46


Adult Weight [1]  151 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Diet - Plants [2]  40 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  40 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central China loess plateau mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Da Hinggan-Dzhagdy Mountains conifer forests China, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Daurian forest steppe China, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
East Siberian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Eastern Gobi desert steppe China, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Huang He Plain mixed forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Manchurian mixed forests Republic of Korea, Dem. People's Rep of Korea, China, Russia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Mongolian-Manchurian grassland China, Mongolia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Nenjiang River grassland China Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Northeast China Plain deciduous forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Daurskiy Biosphere Reserve 562659 Russia  


Parasitized by 
Amphalius runatus runatus[3]
Amphipsylla daea[3]
Amphipsylla primaris mitis[3]
Amphipsylla tuta tuta[3]
Amphipsylla vinogradovi vinogradovi[3]
Archaeopsylla sinensis[3]
Ceratophyllus garei[3]
Citellophilus sungaris sungaris[3]
Citellophilus tesquorum mongolicus[3]
Coptopsylla lamellifer ardua[3]
Ctenophthalmus congeneroides[3]
Echinococcus multilocularis[4]
Frontopsylla aspiniformis[3]
Frontopsylla elata botis[3]
Frontopsylla elatoides elatoides[3]
Frontopsylla frontalis baikal[3]
Frontopsylla frontalis dubiosa[3]
Frontopsylla luculenta[3]
Frontopsylla wagneri[3]
Hystrichopsylla stenosterna[3]
Linognathoides laeviusculus[5]
Mesopsylla hebes hebes[3]
Neopsylla abagaitui[3]
Neopsylla bidentatiformis[3]
Neopsylla compar[3]
Neopsylla galea[3]
Neopsylla mana[3]
Neopsylla pleskei orientalis[3]
Neopsylla pleskei pleskei[3]
Nosopsyllus laeviceps kuzenkovi[3]
Ochotonobius hirticrus[3]
Ophthalmopsylla jettmari[3]
Ophthalmopsylla kukuschkini[3]
Ophthalmopsylla praefecta pernix[3]
Ophthalmopsylla praefecta praefecta[3]
Oropsylla alaskensis[3]
Oropsylla montana[3]
Oropsylla silantiewi[3]
Paradoxopsyllus dashidorzhii[3]
Pectinoctenus pavlovskii[3]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[3]
Rhadinopsylla dahurica dahurica[3]
Rhadinopsylla dives[3]
Rhadinopsylla insolita[3]
Rhadinopsylla jaonis[3]
Rhadinopsylla li transbaikalica[3]
Rhadinopsylla rothschildi[3]
Rhadinopsylla tenella[3]
Stenischia humilis[3]
Xenopsylla cheopis (oriental rat flea)[3]
Xenopsylla conformis conformis[3]

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Digestive tract morphology and food habits in six species of rodents, De-Hua WANG, Yan-Xin PEI, Jun-Cheng YANG and Zu-Wang WANG, Folia Zool. – 52(1): 51–55 (2003)
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3International Flea Database
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
5Jorrit 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.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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