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Urocitellus  Obolenskij, 1927
Taxonomic Serial No.: 930231

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Anisonyx Rafinesque, 1817
  Common Name(s): Holarctic ground squirrels [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderSciuromorpha Brandt, 1855 – squirrels  
                                     FamilySciuridae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 – squirrels, marmots, chipmunks  
                                        SubfamilyXerinae Osborn, 1910  
                                           TribeMarmotini Pocock, 1923 – Holarctic ground squirrels  
                                              GenusUrocitellus Obolenskij, 1927 – Holarctic ground squirrels  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Urocitellus armatus (Kennicott, 1863) – Uinta Ground Squirrel 
                                                 Species Urocitellus beldingi (Merriam, 1888) – Belding's Ground Squirrel 
                                                 Species Urocitellus brunneus (A. H. Howell, 1928) – Idaho Ground Squirrel 
                                                 Species Urocitellus canus (Merriam, 1898) – Merriam's Ground Squirrel 
                                                 Species Urocitellus columbianus (Ord, 1815) – Columbian Ground Squirrel 
                                                 Species Urocitellus elegans (Kennicott, 1863) – Wyoming Ground Squirrel 
                                                 Species Urocitellus mollis (Kennicott, 1863) – Piute Ground Squirrel 
                                                 Species Urocitellus parryii (Richardson, 1825) – Arctic Ground Squirrel 
                                                 Species Urocitellus richardsonii (Sabine, 1822) – Richardson's Ground Squirrel 
                                                 Species Urocitellus townsendii (Bachman, 1839) – Townsend's Ground Squirrel 
                                                 Species Urocitellus undulatus (Pallas, 1778) – Long-tailed Ground Squirrel 
                                                 Species Urocitellus washingtoni (A. H. Howell, 1938) – Washington Ground Squirrel 

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  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   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-2372   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Urocitellus, Holarctic ground squirrels [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thorington, Richard W., Jr., John L. Koprowski, Michael A. Steele, and James F. Whatton  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Squirrels of the World   
  Page(s): vii + 459   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-4214-0469-9   
  Reference for: Urocitellus   

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