Contact | Blog | Project Noah Facebook | Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

Callospermophilus lateralis

Description:

These critters are abundant in the Sierra Nevada mountains, but have experienced a 'thinning' in population over the past decade- cause unknown.

Habitat:

They typically inhabit areas of conifer forests above 3500 foot elevation and live in burrows underground.

Notes:

They feed on native seeds, berries and nuts collected from native plants and seed cones from pines and cedars. They also scavenge from and are fed by campers =)

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

Carolina
Carolina 8 years ago

Such a cool photo! You should let us know where did you see this squirrel. You can do this clicking on "edit this spotting" and fill out the location box (map) that is on the right hand side of the page :)

rimman.larry
Spotted by
rimman.larry

California, USA

Lat: 38.34, Long: -119.83

Spotted on Aug 30, 2010
Submitted on Mar 30, 2011

Related Spottings

Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel Golden-mantled ground squirrel Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Nearby Spottings

Least Chipmunk Cortinarius magnivelatus Snow Plant, Snowplant Rock Dove