Uinta ground squirrel

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Uinta ground squirrel

The Uinta ground squirrel (Urocitellus armatus), commonly called a Potgut in north Utah [citation needed], is a species of rodent belonging to the western USA.

The Uinta ground squirrel is a moderately sized ground squirrel, determining 28 to 30 cm (11 to 12 in) in complete size. They weigh regarding 210 g (7.4 oz) when they emerge from hibernation, a number that steadily enhances until they prepare to hibernate again in the autumn.

Their fur is brownish to cinnamon in color, being paler on the bottom and grey on the sides of the head and neck. The 6 to 8 cm (2.4 to 3.1 in) tail is enthusiast with a grey underside, as distinctive from the ochraceous or red color found in carefully relevant varieties such as Belding’s or Wyoming ground squirrels. Ladies have 10 teats.

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