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Title: Ictidomys  
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Language: English
Subject: Mexican ground squirrel, Squirrels, Sciurotamias, Taurus ground squirrel, Baja California rock squirrel
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Xerinae
Tribe: Marmotini
Genus: Ictidomys
Allen, 1877

Ictidomys is a genus of rodent in the squirrel family, which contains the thirteen-lined ground squirrel and related species. These species were included in the species-rich ground squirrel genus Spermophilus until molecular data showed that this genus was not a natural, monophyletic grouping.


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