Spermophilus cragini Hibbard 1941 (ground squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Alternative combination: Citellus cragini

Full reference: C. W. Hibbard. 1941. The Borchers fauna, a new Pleistocene interglacial fauna from Meade County, Kansas. State Geological Survey of Kansas Bulletin 38(7):197-220

Belongs to Spermophilus according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

See also Black 1963, Hibbard 1941 and Shotwell 1968

Sister taxa: Spermophilus armatus, Spermophilus beecheyi, Spermophilus boothi, Spermophilus cochisei, Spermophilus columbianus, Spermophilus cyanocittus, Spermophilus dotti, Spermophilus elegans, Spermophilus finlayensis, Spermophilus franklinii, Spermophilus fricki, Spermophilus howelli, Spermophilus jerae, Spermophilus johnstoni, Spermophilus lateralis, Spermophilus lorisrusselli, Spermophilus matachicensis, Spermophilus matthewi, Spermophilus mcgheei, Spermophilus mckayensis, Spermophilus meadensis, Spermophilus meltoni, Spermophilus mexicanus, Spermophilus parryii, Spermophilus primitivus, Spermophilus rexroadensis, Spermophilus richardsonii, Spermophilus russelli, Spermophilus shotwelli, Spermophilus spilosoma, Spermophilus superciliosus, Spermophilus taylori, Spermophilus townsendii, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, Spermophilus tuitus, Spermophilus variegatus, Spermophilus wellingtonensis, Spermophilus wilsoni, Citellus ridgwayi, Citellus (Otospermophilus) gidleyi, Citellus (Otospermophilus) argonautus, Citellus (Otospermophilus) bensoni

Type specimen: Its type locality is Borchers, which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in the Crooked Creek Formation of Kansas

Ecology: semifossorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution: found only at Borchers

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