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SPECIES Spermophilus (Spermophilus) suslicus

Author:Güldenstaedt, 1770.
Citation:Nova Comm. Acad. Sci. Petropoli, 14: 389.
Common Name:Speckled Ground Squirrel
Type Locality:" campis vastissimus tanaicensibus precipue urbes et Tambov" [Voronezh area, Voronezhsk. Obl., Russia].
Distribution:Steppes of E and S Europe, including Poland, E Romania, Ukraine north to Oka River and east to the Volga River (Russia).
Status:IUCN – Vulnerable.
Comments:Subgenus Spermophilus Gromov et al. (1965:212). Reviewed by Corbet (1978c) and Gromov and Erbajeva (1995), who listed only four subspecies. Hybridizes with major west of Kazan’ (Ermakov, 1996). See also comment under pygmaeus.
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