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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, at the top of Prospect Mountain in Estes Park, Colorado (near the Rocky Mountain National Park). These squirrels have body stripes like chipmunks, but no head stripes; their head and shoulders are coppery-red. Here's another picture of a Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel in Estes Park. Scientific classification:
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Rodentia
  • Suborder: Sciurognathi
  • Family: Sciuridae
  • Subfamily: Sciurinae
  • Species: Spermophilus lateralis