The Info List - Long-clawed Ground Squirrel

The long-clawed ground squirrel (Spermophilopsis leptodactylus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is monotypic within the genus Spermophilopsis.[citation needed] It can be found in Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. References[edit]

^ Molur, S. (2008). "Spermophilopsis leptodactylus". IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 

Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman. 2005. Family Sciuridae. Pp. 754–818 in Mammal
Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

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Tree of Life: Spermophilopsis leptodactylus

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Extant species of family Sciuridae
(subfamily Xerinae)

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Suborder: Sciuromorpha



Barbary ground squirrel
Barbary ground squirrel
(Atlantoxerus getulus)

Xerus (African ground squirrels)

Subgenus Euxerus: Striped ground squirrel (Xerus erythropus)

Subgenus Geosciurus: Cape ground squirrel
Cape ground squirrel
(Xerus inauris) Mountain ground squirrel
Mountain ground squirrel
(Xerus princeps)

Subgenus Xerus: Unstriped ground squirrel
Unstriped ground squirrel
(Xerus rutilus)


Long-clawed ground squirrel
Long-clawed ground squirrel
(Spermophilopsis leptodactylus)



Ebian's palm squirrel
Ebian's palm squirrel
( Epixerus
ebii) Baifran palm squirrel ( Epixerus

Funisciurus (African striped squirrels)

Thomas's rope squirrel
Thomas's rope squirrel
(Funisciurus anerythrus) Lunda rope squirrel
Lunda rope squirrel
(Funisciurus bayonii) Carruther's mountain squirrel
Carruther's mountain squirrel
(Funisciurus carruthersi) Funisciurus congicus Lady Burton's rope squirrel
Lady Burton's rope squirrel
(Funisciurus isabella) Ribboned rope squirrel
Ribboned rope squirrel
(Funisciurus lemniscatus) Red-cheeked rope squirrel
Red-cheeked rope squirrel
(Funisciurus leucogenys) Funisciurus pyrrhopus Kintampo rope squirrel
Kintampo rope squirrel
(Funisciurus substriatus)

Heliosciurus (sun squirrels)

Gambian sun squirrel
Gambian sun squirrel
(Heliosciurus gambianus) Mutable sun squirrel
Mutable sun squirrel
(Heliosciurus mutabilis) Red-legged sun squirrel
Red-legged sun squirrel
(Heliosciurus rufobrachium) Ruwenzori sun squirrel
Ruwenzori sun squirrel
(Heliosciurus ruwenzorii) Zanj sun squirrel
Zanj sun squirrel
(Heliosciurus undulatus)


African pygmy squirrel
African pygmy squirrel
(Myosciurus pumilio)

Paraxerus (African bush squirrels)

Smith's bush squirrel
Smith's bush squirrel
(Paraxerus cepapi) African red bush squirrel (Paraxerus luciferus) Alexander's bush squirrel
Alexander's bush squirrel
(Paraxerus alexandri) Boehm's bush squirrel
Boehm's bush squirrel
(Paraxerus boehmi) Cooper's mountain squirrel
Cooper's mountain squirrel
(Paraxerus cooperi) Fernando Po squirrel (Paraxerus poensis) Huet's bush squirrel
Huet's bush squirrel
(Paraxerus ochraceus) Red bush squirrel
Red bush squirrel
(Paraxerus palliatus) Striped bush squirrel
Striped bush squirrel
(Paraxerus flavovittis) Swynnerton's bush squirrel
Swynnerton's bush squirrel
(Paraxerus vexillarius) Vincent's bush squirrel
Vincent's bush squirrel
(Paraxerus vincenti)

Protoxerus (African giant squirrels)

Slender-tailed squirrel
Slender-tailed squirrel
(Protoxerus aubinnii) Forest giant squirrel
Forest giant squirrel
(Protoxerus stangeri)

Marmotini (ground squirrels)

Large tribe listed separately


Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q199235 ADW: Spermophilopsis_leptodactylus EoL: 326218 GBIF: 5219655 ITIS: 632441 IUCN: 20471 MSW: 12400701 NCBI: 99871

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