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SPECIES Spermophilus (Spermophilus) richardsonii

Author:Sabine, 1822.
Citation:Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond., 13: 589.
Common Name:Richardson's Ground Squirrel
Type Locality:"Carleton-House," [Saskatchewan, Canada].
Distribution:N Great Plains in S Alberta, S Saskatchewan, S Manitoba (Canada), Montana (see Swenson, 1981), North Dakota, NE South Dakota, W Minnesota, and NW Iowa (USA).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Spermophilus (Hall, 1981:385). Formerly included elegans; see comment under that species. Reviewed by Michener and Koeppl (1985, Mammalian Species No. 243).
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