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SPECIES Spermophilus (Xerospermophilus) mohavensis

Author:Merriam, 1889.
Citation:N. Am. Fauna, 2: 15.
Common Name:Mohave Ground Squirrel
Type Locality:"Mohave River, California [USA]." Restricted by Grinnell and Dixon (1918) to near Rabbit Springs, about 15 mi. (24 km) E Hesperia, San Bernardino Co.
Distribution:NW Mohave Desert and Owens Valley (S California, USA).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Subgenus Xerospermophilus; (Hall, 1981:405). Most closely related to S. tereticaudus (Hafner and Yates, 1983); hybridizes at three localities, but the hybrid zone is narrow and stable (Hafner, 1992). Reviewed by Best (1995i, Mammalian Species No. 509).
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