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Noun1.Spermophilus - typical ground squirrelsSpermophilus - typical ground squirrels    
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Sciuridae, Sciuridae - a mammal family of true squirrels including: ground squirrels; marmots; chipmunks; flying squirrels; spermophiles
spermophile, ground squirrel, gopher - any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
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Spermophilus, Dipodomys) that are the preferred prey of ferruginous and Swainson's hawks.
Of the non-target species, Chaetodipus hispidus was the most common (10 captures), followed by Spermophilus tridecemlineatus (six captures), Neotoma micropus (four captures), and Peromyscus leucopus (two captures).
Experimental plague in rock squirrels, Spermophilus variegatus (Erxleben).
Down-regulation in the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis during hibernation in the golden-mantled ground squirrel, Spermophilus lateralis: IGF-I and the IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs).
The Spermophilus beldingi or Belding's Ground Squirrel is about 9" tall when it stands on it back feet.
05), and coincided with previous work in this lab involving Spermophilus.
Spermophilus mexicanus, Sigmodon hispidus, Microtus sp.
Animals that are likely to be important dispersers of nuts in temperate Holarctic forests include rodents belonging to Sciurus, Spermophilus, Tamias, Apodemus, and Peromyscus, and corvids belonging to Garrulus, Cyanocitta, Aphelocoma, Nucifraga, and Corvus.
Species believed to be primarily seed predators include the white-tailed antelope squirrel Ammospermophilous leucurus, the ground squirrels Spermophilus lateralis and S.
The hibernating arctic ground squirrel, Spermophilus parryii, can drop as low as -2.