Spermophilus atricapillus — Overview

Baja California Rock Squirrel learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

Habitat

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Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is poorly known. It is found in desert shrubland and open mountain forests in areas of volcanic origin. Vegetation is dominated by Pachycereus pringlei (cardon), Machaerocereus gummosus (pitaya agria), Lemairocereus thurberi (pitaya dulce), Opuntia cholla (choya), Prosopis juliflora (mesquite), Lysiloma candida (palo blanco), Burcera ceraciflora (torote) and Jatropha cinerea (lomboy) (Alvarez-Castañeda et al. 1996).

This species is primarily found near water holes in the Gigantas Sierra and Sierra de San Francisco. It feeds on Datil plants. Because of this specific habitat preference, populations are very isolated and fragmented.

Systems
  • Terrestrial

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