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Taurus ground squirrel

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Subject: Asia Minor ground squirrel, Ground squirrels, Sciurotamias, Alashan ground squirrel, Baja California rock squirrel
Collection: Animals Described in 2007, Endemic Fauna of Turkey, Ground Squirrels
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Taurus ground squirrel

Taurus ground squirrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Spermophilus
Species: S. taurensis
Binomial name
Spermophilus taurensis
Gündüz et al. 2007
  • Spermophilus torosensis Ozkurt et al. 2007

The Taurus ground squirrel (Spermophilus taurensis) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is endemic to the Taurus Mountains of Turkey. It was first identified as a distinct species to the Asia Minor ground squirrel in 2007. [1]


  1. ^ Multigenic and morphometric differentiation of ground squirrels (Spermophilus, Sciuridae, Rodentia) in Turkey, with a description of a new species , ScienceDirect
  • ., 2007 (Mammalia: Rodentia), in Turkeyet alHeterochromatin distribution and nucleolar organizer regions (NORs) in chromosomes of the Taurus ground squirrel, Spermophilus taurensis Gunduz , Turk J Zool
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