Antelope-squirrels

Antelope-squirrels

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Genus : Ammospermophilus

 

Facts about the genus Ammospermophilus, the antelope-squirrels

Discussion--Ammospermophilus is distinguished from Spermophilus by its smaller masseteric tubercle and its less robust lower cheek teeth (Hall 1981).

The Antelope squirrels are ground squirrels.

Unlike other ground squirrels, prairie dogs, and chipmunks, Ammospermophilus is active throughout the year.

-- The breeding period for San Joaquin antelope squirrels is late winter through early spring. (Full text)

Many people think antelope squirrels are chipmunks, but antelope squirrels lack the light and dark stripes on the face and the light and dark stripes on the back, which are characteristic of western chipmunks (Tamias spp. (Full text)

0 ounces) Identification San Joaquin antelope squirrels are smaller in size than the California ground squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi), which (Full text)

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