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Spermophilus pygmaeus (little ground squirrel)

Wikipedia Abstract

The little ground squirrel or litle souslik, (Spermophilus pygmaeus) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found mostly in Central Asia east to the Aral Sea. The subspecies include Spermophilus pygmaeus pygmaeus, Spermophilus pygmaeus brauneri, Spermophilus pygmaeus herbicolus and Spermophilus pygmaeus mugosaricus. The Caucasian mountain ground squirrel, Spermophilus musicus, is now considered to be a separate species.
View Wikipedia Record: Spermophilus pygmaeus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
0
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
9
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.85
EDGE Score: 1.35

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  136 grams
Gestation [1]  27 days
Litter Size [1]  7
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  7 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Caspian lowland desert Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Central Asian northern desert Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central Asian riparian woodlands Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Crimean Submediterranean forest complex Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
East European forest steppe Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Kazakh forest steppe Russia, Kazakhstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kazakh semi-desert Kazakhstan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kazakh steppe Russia, Kazakhstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Pontic steppe Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik IV 621951 Russia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey No

Predators

Aquila heliaca (Asian Imperial Eagle)[2]
Vulpes corsac (Corsac Fox)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Amphipsylla rossica[4]
Citellophilus altaicus[4]
Citellophilus tesquorum ciscaucasicus[4]
Citellophilus tesquorum tesquorum[4]
Citellophilus tesquorum transvolgensis[4]
Citellophilus trispinus[4]
Citellophilus ullus[4]
Ctenocephalides canis (Dog flea)[4]
Ctenocephalides felis felis[4]
Ctenophthalmus breviatus[4]
Ctenophthalmus dagestanicus[4]
Ctenophthalmus golovi alpestris[4]
Ctenophthalmus golovi golovi[4]
Ctenophthalmus orientalis[4]
Ctenophthalmus pollex[4]
Ctenophthalmus secundus secundus[4]
Frontopsylla chaetophora[4]
Frontopsylla semura[4]
Mesopsylla hebes hebes[4]
Mesopsylla hebes lenis <Unverified Name>[4]
Mesopsylla tuschkan tuschkan[4]
Neopsylla setosa setosa[4]
Nosopsyllus mokrzeckyi[4]
Ophthalmopsylla volgensis volgensis[4]
Oropsylla ilovaiskii[4]
Palaeopsylla osetica[4]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[4]

Range Map

Link to Map

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Hoffman R.S., 08-Jun-2004, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
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 2Relationship between demographics and diet specificity of Imperial Eagles Aquila heliaca in Kazakhstan, TODD E. KATZNER, EVGENY A. BRAGIN, STEVEN T. KNICK & ANDREW T. SMITH, Ibis (2005), 147, 576–586 35.5 Corsac, Vulpes corsac, A. Poyarkov and N. Ovsyanikov, Sillero-Zubiri, C., Hoffmann, M. and Macdonald, D.W. (eds). 2004. Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. x + 430 pp. 4International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Images provided by Google Image Search
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 IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access