Spermophilus spilosoma (Spotted Ground Squirrel)
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Habitat: Sandy areas in Piñon-Juniper Mesas, Shortgrass High Plains, Mixed-grass Plains, Mesquite-Grass Plains, and Post Oak-Blackjack Uplands.

Habits: Spotted Ground Squirrels eat seeds and green vegetation, and store food in a nest chamber. They are active in the morning and late afternoon, and awaken periodically during hibernation in winter. Mating occurs in the spring; females have up to two litters per year, with 4 to 12 young per litter. The call is a high insectlike trill.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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