thirteen–lined ground squirrel

noun
variants: less commonly

thirteen–lined gopher

Definition of thirteen–lined ground squirrel

  1. :  a widely distributed western North American burrowing squirrel (Citellus tridecemlineatus) that is grayish brown and marked with a series of longitudinal white lines more or less broken into discrete spots —called also leopard squirrel, striped ground squirrel

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