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Richardson ground squirrel

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a ground squirrel, Citellus richardsoni, of sagebrush and grassland areas of the northwestern U.S. and adjacent regions in Canada.
Also called flickertail.
Origin of Richardson ground squirrel
1935-1940
1935-40; named after Sir John Richardson (1787-1865), Scottish naturalist
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