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African Striped Ground Squirrel at Murchison Falls NP African Striped Ground Squirrel (Xerus erythropus) seen at Murchison Falls National Park African Striped Ground Squirrel,Murchison Falls National Park,Striped ground squirrel,Uganda,Xerus erythropus Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

African Striped Ground Squirrel at Murchison Falls NP

African Striped Ground Squirrel (Xerus erythropus) seen at Murchison Falls National Park

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''Xerus erythropus'' is a species of squirrel native to Africa. It was first described by Geoffroy in 1803, but the original publication may be unavailable, so that the binomial authority is today more often cited as "Desmarest, 1817". There are six subspecies. It is a moderately large ground squirrel with sandy-brown or dark-brown fur with a white lateral stripe and whitish underparts. Adults live alone or in pairs in a simple burrow with a central nest, foraging, mostly on the ground, for seeds,.. more

Similar species: Rodents
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Uploaded Dec 31, 2016. Captured Feb 2, 2015 17:37.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/16.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO560
  • 500mm