The Arctic ground squirrel is found in habitats of permafrost. They prefer areas of tundra in the clearings of forests or above treeline. Within these areas, this squirrel lives in places of gravel or sand so that there is good drainage to prevent permafrost at the ground surface. Examples of these areas are moraines, river banks, sandbanks, and lake shores. Where they are found further south, they stick to the areas of bogs and dense coniferous forests where there is permafrost. (Banfield, 1974; Wouding 1982)
Terrestrial Biomes: tundra ; taiga
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