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Variant of suslik.


(Animals) a variant spelling of suslik


(ˈsʌs lɪk, ˈsus-)

also souslik

1. a common ground squirrel, Spermophilus (Citellus) citellus, of Europe and Asia.
2. the fur of this animal.
[1765–75; < Russian]
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Noun1.souslik - rather large central Eurasian ground squirrelsouslik - rather large central Eurasian ground squirrel
spermophile, ground squirrel, gopher - any of various terrestrial burrowing rodents of Old and New Worlds; often destroy crops
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La saiga (Saiga tatarica), el uro (Bos taurus primigenius), el tarpan (Equus caballus gmelini) y los roedores de las estepas --como son los susliks, Spermophilus citellus-- fueron sus principales exponentes.
Many vertebrates such as tortoises and susliks enter dormancy and remain inactive until the following spring.
This life-form is represented in Asia by susliks (Spermophilus and Spermophilopsis, both members of the squirrel family Sciuridae); in North America by ground squirrels (Spermophilus and Ammospermophilus, both Sciuridae); and in South America by guinea-pigs and similar genera (Cavia, Galea, and Microcavia, all of the guinea-pig family Caviidae).