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  • Scientific Names
    • Spermophilus beecheyi
    • Otospermophilus beecheyi
    • Spermophilus beechyi
  • English
    • California Ground Squirrel
  • Spanish
    • Ardillón de California

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No one's observed a California Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi [inactive]) .
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Description from Wikipedia

The California ground squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi), is a common and easily observed ground squirrel of the western United States and the Baja California peninsula; it is common in Oregon and California and its range has relatively recently extended into Washington and northwestern Nevada. Formerly placed in Spermophilus, as Spermophilus beecheyi, it was reclassified in Otospermophilus in 2009 as it became clear that Spermophilus as previously defined was not a natural (monophyletic) group.

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