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African ground squirrel

Xerus princeps

Description:

Ground squirrel

Habitat:

Spotted in Namibia, Solitaire

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African ground squirrel
Xerus sp. African ground squirrel


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3 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Hi Isabella! After checking many images and having no direct observation of them myself I preferred to leave it at the genus level as it felt too much like a gamble indeed:-).
FYI here is the one I spotted in Ethiopia; easier there as there is only one species!
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/665...

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 8 years ago

Hi Daniele,

I have compared the two and I think I would gamble on Xerus princeps because of the lighter stripe on the flanks. When I look on a bigger picture the line is clearer. What do you think ?

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Hi Isabella! I can't decide between Xerus inauris or Xerus princeps.

IsabellaFiers
Spotted by
IsabellaFiers

Windhoek District, Namibia

Spotted on Jul 15, 2009
Submitted on Jun 15, 2012

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