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Otospermophilus variegatus  (Erxleben, 1777)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 930302

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Spermophilus variegatus (Erxleben, 1777)
    Spermophilus buccatus (Lichtenstein, 1830)
    Spermophilus macrourus Bennett, 1833
  Common Name(s): Rock Squirrel [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                              GenusOtospermophilus Brandt, 1844 – rock squirrels  
                                                 SpeciesOtospermophilus variegatus (Erxleben, 1777) – Rock Squirrel  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Subspecies Otospermophilus variegatus buckleyi (Slack, 1861)  
                                                    Subspecies Otospermophilus variegatus couchii (Baird, 1855)  
                                                    Subspecies Otospermophilus variegatus grammurus (Say, 1823)  
                                                    Subspecies Otospermophilus variegatus robustus (Durrant and Hansen, 1954)  
                                                    Subspecies Otospermophilus variegatus rupestris (J. A. Allen, 1903)  
                                                    Subspecies Otospermophilus variegatus tularosae (Benson, 1932)  
                                                    Subspecies Otospermophilus variegatus utah (Merriam, 1903)  
                                                    Subspecies Otospermophilus variegatus variegatus (Erxleben, 1777)  

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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: Otospermophilus variegatus   
  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: Otospermophilus variegatus, Rock Squirrel [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  






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