genus Spermophilus


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Noun1.genus Spermophilus - typical ground squirrelsgenus Spermophilus - 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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Generic revision of the Holarctic ground squirrel genus Spermophilus. Journal of Mammalogy 90:270-305.
The small-eared ground squirrels are a group of western ground squirrels in the genus Spermophilus, subgenus Spermophilus that have smaller body size, reduced external ear pinnae, and generally occur in drier shrub-steppe habitats.
Chromosomes of Spermophilus franklinii and taxonomy of the ground squirrel genus Spermophilus. Systematic Zoology 15:199-205.