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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