Belding's ground squirrel

Belding's ground squirrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Urocitellus
U. beldingi
Binomial name
Urocitellus beldingi
(Merriam, 1888)
Distribution of the Belding's ground squirrel
Distribution of the Belding's ground squirrel

Spermophilus beldingi Merriam, 1888

Belding's ground squirrel (Urocitellus beldingi), also called pot gut, sage rat or picket-pin,[2] is a squirrel that lives on mountains in the western United States. In California, it often is found at 6,500 to 11,800 feet (2,000–3,600 m) in meadows between Lake Tahoe and Kings Canyon. This species is not of conservation concern, and its range includes some protected areas.[1]

  1. ^ a b Cassola, F. (2016). "Urocitellus beldingi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T42464A22264836. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T42464A22264836.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Animal Life in the Yosemite (Mammals)". National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2009-09-03.

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