Spermophilus columbianus Ord 1815 (Columbian ground squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Alternative combinations: Arctomys columbianus, Citellus columbianus

Belongs to Spermophilus according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

See also Sealander 1964

Sister taxa: Spermophilus armatus, Spermophilus beecheyi, Spermophilus boothi, Spermophilus cochisei, Spermophilus cragini, Spermophilus cyanocittus, Spermophilus dotti, Spermophilus elegans, Spermophilus finlayensis, Spermophilus franklinii, Spermophilus fricki, Spermophilus howelli, Spermophilus jerae, Spermophilus johnstoni, Spermophilus lateralis, Spermophilus lorisrusselli, Spermophilus matachicensis, Spermophilus matthewi, Spermophilus mcgheei, Spermophilus mckayensis, Spermophilus meadensis, Spermophilus meltoni, Spermophilus mexicanus, Spermophilus parryii, Spermophilus primitivus, Spermophilus rexroadensis, Spermophilus richardsonii, Spermophilus russelli, Spermophilus shotwelli, Spermophilus spilosoma, Spermophilus superciliosus, Spermophilus taylori, Spermophilus townsendii, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, Spermophilus tuitus, Spermophilus variegatus, Spermophilus wellingtonensis, Spermophilus wilsoni, Citellus ridgwayi, Citellus (Otospermophilus) gidleyi, Citellus (Otospermophilus) argonautus, Citellus (Otospermophilus) bensoni

Ecology: semifossorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Alberta collection), United States (1: Montana)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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