Columbian ground squirrel

Columbian ground squirrel
Columbian ground squirrel
Ground squirrel standing on its hindlegs. Underparts yellow, upperparts grey, nose and cheeks red. Grass in the background.
Columbian ground squirrel in Alberta, Canada
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Urocitellus
Species: U. columbianus
Binomial name
Urocitellus columbianus
(Ord, 1815)

Spermophilus columbianus

The Columbian ground squirrel (Urocitellus columbianus) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in Canada and the United States.


  1. ^ Linzey, A. V. & NatureServe (Hammerson, G.) (2008). Spermophilus columbianus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 8 January 2009.

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