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SPECIES Spermophilus (Otospermophilus) variegatus

Author:Erxleben, 1777.
Citation:Syst. Regn. Anim., 1: 421.
Common Name:Rock Squirrel
Type Locality:"in Mexico." Restricted by Nelson (1898:898) to "Valley of Mexico, near City of Mexico," [Distrito Federal, Mexico].
Distribution:S Nevada to SW Texas and Utah (USA) to Puebla (C Mexico).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Otospermophilus (Hall, 1981:399); belongs to variegatus group, which also includes beecheyi and atricapillus (Harrison et al., 2003). Reviewed by Oaks et al. (1987, Mammalian Species No. 272).
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SUBSPECIES variegatus

SUBSPECIES buckleyi

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SUBSPECIES robustus

SUBSPECIES rupestris

SUBSPECIES tularosae

SUBSPECIES utah

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