thirteen-lined ground squirrel

noun
variants: or less commonly thirteen-lined gopher \ ¦⸗ˌ⸗¦⸗-​ \

Definition of thirteen-lined ground squirrel

: 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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“Thirteen-lined ground squirrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thirteen-lined%20ground%20squirrel. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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