Mohave Ground Squirrel

Mohave Ground Squirrel

Taxobox
name = Mojave Ground Squirrel


status = VU
trend = unknown
status_system = iucn2.3
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
subphylum = Vertebrata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Rodentia
familia = Sciuridae
genus = "Spermophilus"
species = "S. mohavensis"
binomial = "Spermophilus mohavensis"
binomial_authority = Merriam, 1889

The Mohave Ground Squirrel, "Spermophilus mohavensis", is a species of ground squirrel found only in the western Mojave Desert, California. It is listed as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act, but not under the federal Endangered Species Act. The IUCN lists this species as vulnerable.

References

* Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is vulnerable and the criteria used

* Best, T. L. 1995. "Spermophilus mohavensis". Mammalian Species 509:1-7.

* CDFG Special Animals List, February 2008. [http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cnddb/pdfs/SPAnimals.pdf]


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