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    • Atlantoxerus getulus
  • English
    • Barbary Ground Squirrel
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    • Ardilla de Marruecos

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What

Barbary ground squirrel Atlantoxerus getulus

Observer

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Date

May 22, 2006 01:11 PM CEST
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Description from Wikipedia

The Barbary ground squirrel (Atlantoxerus getulus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is monotypic within the genus Atlantoxerus. It is endemic to Western Sahara, Algeria and Morocco and has been introduced into the Canary Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland and rocky areas where it lives colonially in burrows. It was first described by Linnaeus in 1758.

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