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Otospermophilus beecheyi
Otospermophilus beecheyi
California Ground Squirrel
Photographer: Kelsey Byers

ID: 0000 0000 0811 1959 (2011-08-17)

Copyright © 2011 Copyright Kelsey Byers (kbyers(at)

  • date of photo  Aug 12, 2010
  • latitude 37.72210   longitude -119.53670     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Clark Point, John Muir Trail, Yosemite NP (Mariposa County, California, US)
  • family Sciuridae
  • order Rodentia
  • class Mammalia
  • habitat  Exposed granite boulders above deep valley
  • notes   Lots of tourists nearby; this guy was probably looking for a snack.
  • keywords: Spermophilus,mammal,Sierra Nevada
  • camera   Canon G10
  • photo category: Animal - Mammal

  • common names   California Ground Squirrel
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Simon J. Tonge    Jan 4, 2013

    Action: changed name from "Otospermophilus beecheyi" to "Spermophilus beecheyi "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Wilson & Reeder do not recognise Otospermophilus"

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