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Spermophilus mohavensis  Merriam, 1889
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180156

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Mohave Ground Squirrel [English]
 
  Valid Name: Xerospermophilus mohavensis (Merriam, 1889)
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - original name/combination   
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Spermophilus mohavensis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Spermophilus mohavensis   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Spermophilus mohavensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Helgen, K. M., F. R. Cole, L. E. Helgen, and D. E. Wilson  
  Publication Date: 2009   
  Article/Chapter Title: Generic revision in the Holarctic ground squirrel genus Spermophilus   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 90, no. 2   
  Page(s): 270-305   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-2372   
  Notes: Available online at http://www.jstor.org/stable/30224475   
  Reference for: Spermophilus mohavensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thorington, Richard W., Jr., and Robert S. Hoffman / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Sciuridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 754-818   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Spermophilus mohavensis, Mohave Ground Squirrel [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-month Finding on a Petition To List the Mohave Ground Squirrel as Endangered or Threatened   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 76, no. 194   
  Page(s): 62214-62258   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Spermophilus mohavensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Spermophilus mohavensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Spermophilus mohavensis, Mohave Ground Squirrel [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Vulnerable  
    Comments: Subgenus Xerospermophilus; (Hall, 1981:405). Most closely related to S. tereticaudus (Hafner and Yates, 1983); hybridizes at three localities, but the hybrid zone is narrow and stable (Hafner, 1992). Reviewed by Best (1995i, Mammalian Species No. 509)  
    US ESA: Petition to list as threatened or endangered not warranted according to 12-month petition finding, as published in Federal Register Volume 76, Number 194, Pages 62214 - 62258, October 06, 2011  
 

 

   

 
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