Richardson ground squirrel


noun

a ground squirrel, Citellus richardsoni, of sagebrush and grassland areas of the northwestern U.S. and adjacent regions in Canada.

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Also called flickertail.

Origin of Richardson ground squirrel

1935–40; named after Sir John Richardson (1787–1865), Scottish naturalist
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