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SPECIES Spermophilus (Spermophilus) townsendii

Author:Bachman, 1839.
Citation:J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 8: 61.
Common Name:Townsend's Ground Squirrel
Type Locality:"On the Columbia River, about 300 miles [483 km] above its mouth." Restricted by A. H. Howell (1938:60, 62) to west bank of Walla Walla River near confluence with Columbia River [near Wallula, Walla Walla Co., Washington, USA].
Distribution:SE Washington (USA), S of Yakima River and W and N of Columbia River.
Status:IUCN Data Deficient.
Comments:Subgenus Spermophilus (Hall, 1981:382). Formerly included two cytotypes (mollis, canus) now considered distinct species (Nadler et al., 1984; Vorontsov and Lyapunova, 1970). Reviewed by Rickart (1987, Mammalian Species No. 268).
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SUBSPECIES townsendii

SUBSPECIES nancyae

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