Urocitellus beldingi

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Urocitellus beldingi

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Sciuromorpha

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Informal group: Pelycosauria
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Cladus: Cynodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Sciuromorpha

Familia: Sciuridae
Subfamilia: Xerinae
Tribus: Marmotini
Genus: Urocitellus
Species: Urocitellus beldingi
Subspecies: U. b. beldingi – U. b. creber – U. b. oregonus

Name[edit]

Urocitellus beldingi, Merriam 1888.

Type locality: Donner, Placer, California, USA.

Note[edit]

All the species of Urocitellus were previously believed to belong to the much larger genus Spermophilus[1], but DNA sequencing of the cytochrome b gene showed that this group was paraphyletic to the prairie dogs and marmots,[2], and could therefore no longer be retained as a single genus. As a result, Urocitellus is now considered as a genus in its own right.[3]

References[edit]

  1. Urocitellus beldingi in Mammal Species of the World.
    Wilson, Don E., & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (editors) (2005). Mammal Species of the World — A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0801882214.
  2. Herron, Matthew D.; Castoe, Todd A.; Parkinson, Christopher L. (2004). "Sciurid phylogeny and the paraphyly of Holarctic ground squirrels (Spermophilus)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31 (3). PMID 15120398. 
  3. Helgen, Kristofer M.; Cole, F. Russel; Helgen, Lauren E.; and Wilson, Don E (2009). "Generic Revision in the Holarctic Ground Squirrel Genus Spermophilus". Journal of Mammalogy 90 (2): 270–305. doi:10.1644/07-MAMM-A-309.1. http://www.mammalsociety.org/uploads/Helgen%20et%20al%202009.pdf. 

Links[edit]

  • North American Mammals: Urocitellus beldingi [1]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Belding's Ground Squirrel