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SPECIES Spermophilus (Callospermophilus) saturatus

Author:Rhoads, 1895.
Citation:Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 47: 43.
Common Name:Cascade Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
Type Locality:"Lake Kichelos [= Keechelus], Kittitas Co., Wash[ingto]n, (elevation 8,000 feet [2,438 m])."
Distribution:Cascade Mtns of W Washington (USA) and SW British Columbia (Canada).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Callospermophilus (Hall, 1981:409). Gromov et al. (1965:150) considered Callospermophilus a subgenus of genus Otospermophilus. Reviewed by Trombulak (1988, Mammalian Species No. 322). Molecular sequence data indicate that this species is basal to other Callospermophilus (Harrison et al., 2003).
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