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North American Mammals - Prairie-Dogs,Ground-Squirrels



Harris's Antelope Squirrel
(Ammospermophilus harrisii)
Harris's Antelope Squirrel
Harris's Antelope Squirrel is gray with reddish brown on the legs. It has coarse fur, long neck and slender body, with short tail and small ears. The winter coat is longer and softer, and paler in color. There is a white stripe along each side from... Read more >
White-tailed Prairie Dog
(Cynomys leucurus)
White-tailed Prairie Dog
The White-tailed Prairie Dog is yellowish in color with black streaks. It has a blackish-brown spot above the eye and on the cheek. The tail hairs are white, sometimes banded with black and reddish color near the base. White-tailed Prairie Dogs dig... Read more >
Black-tailed Prairie Dog
(Cynomys ludovicianus)
Black-tailed Prairie Dog
Black-tailed Prairie Dogs have the most complex social behavior of all Prairie dogs. They live in colonies, or towns, that may contain hundreds or even thousands of individuals within a compact area. They defend their territory aggressively.... Read more >
Utah Prairie Dog
(Cynomys parvidens)
Utah Prairie Dog
The Utah Prairie dog is an endangered species protected by law. It is the smallest of all the prairie dogs. The body is cinnamon brown in color with some darker brown markings. The tail is almost all white. There are dark brown spots around the eyes... Read more >
Hoary Marmot
(Marmota caligata)
Hoary Marmot
Hoary marmots are greyish brown. The front half of the back is white with black hair, and rest of back is brown. The head and neck is brown with white around the nose and lips. The claws are thick and slightly curved. The claws are heavier on the... Read more >
Yellow-bellied Marmot
(Marmota flaviventris)
Yellow-bellied Marmot
Yellow-bellied Marmots are greyish brown with yellow speckles on the sides of their necks. There is some white hair between the eyes. The belly is yellow or reddish yellow. Dark colored forms arte common south of the Rocky Mountains. Yellow-bellied... Read more >
Woodchuck
(Marmota monax)
Woodchuck
Woodchucks are stoutly built with short powerful legs. Males are slightly larger than females. The tail is dark and bushy and only one quarter of the total body length. They have dense woolly fur on the back and sides, with longer guard hair with... Read more >
Olympic Marmot
(Marmota olympus)
Olympic Marmot
The Olympic Marmot is stocky with a wide head and large rounded claws for digging. The fur is a mix of brown and white hairs. In summer the hair turns a yellowish color. Olympic marmots are highly social and may live in groups of over a dozen... Read more >
Uinta Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus armatus)
Uinta Ground Squirrel
The Uinta Ground Squirrel has brownish buff fur, slightly paler on the sides. The belly is pale buff to white. The tail is black with buff on top and bottom and buff on the sides. The nose, ears and face are cinnamon color. The ears are small and... Read more >
California Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus beecheyi)
California Ground Squirrel
California ground squirrels have mottled fur a mix of gray, light and dark brown, and white. The shoulders, neck and sides are a lighter gray. The tail is bushy and similar color to the body. The underside is paler with light brown, gray and white... Read more >
Belding's Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus beldingi)
Belding's Ground Squirrel
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Idaho Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus brunneus)
Idaho Ground Squirrel
The Idaho Ground Squirrel is dark reddish-gray above, with a mixture of black hairs and yellowish-red banded guard hairs. There is a whitish ring round the eye. They communicate with each other by making high pitched calls. They use underground... Read more >
Columbian Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus columbianus)
Columbian Ground Squirrel
The Columbian Ground Squirrel is a stout squirrel with short, dense fur. The nose and face are reddish brown, and there may be some reddish brown around the legs. The back is pale brown with darker brown underfur, and sometimes has some white... Read more >
Wyoming Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus elegans)
Wyoming Ground Squirrel
The Wyoming Ground Squirrel is brown above , with gray on the shoulders, neck and head. There are no stripes or spotting on the back. The sides and underside are yellowish. The ears are larger than average for ground squirrel species. The eyes are... Read more >
Franklin's Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus franklinii)
Franklin's Ground Squirrel
Franklin's ground squirrel is a fairly large ground squirrel with a slender body. The fur is short and brownish greyish with speckled appearance. The head and tail are grayish. The ears are short and rounded. The tail is bushy. Read more >
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus lateralis)
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
The Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel has a golden-red mantle that from the head down over their shoulders. There is a white stripe, bordered by black running along each side of the body. It has a white eye ring. The back is gray, brown or buff, and... Read more >
Arctic Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus parryii)
Arctic Ground Squirrel
The Arctic Ground Squirrel has beige and tan fur mottled with white spots on its dorsal side. It has blunt face, small ears, and a dark brushy tail. There is a whitish ring round the eye. They live in colonies of 5 to 50 individuals. They hibernate... Read more >
Richardson's Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus richardsonii)
Richardson's Ground Squirrel
Richardson's Ground Squirrel is brown along the back and tan underneath. The tail is short and not bushy like some other ground squirrels. Read more >
Spotted Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus spilosoma)
Spotted Ground Squirrel
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Round-tailed Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus tereticaudus)
Round-tailed Ground Squirrel
The Round-tailed Ground Squirrel is a small ground squirrel with a long round tail. The fur is brownish gray without markings above and paler underneath. The summer coat is lighter in color than the winter coat. It molts twice a year in spring and... Read more >
Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel
(Spermophilus tridecemlineatus)
Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel
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Rock Squirrel
(Spermophilus variegatus)
Rock Squirrel
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