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Spermophilus parryii (Arctic ground squirrel)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Arctic ground squirrel (Spermophilus parryii) is a species of ground squirrel native to the Arctic.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
0
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
10
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3
EDGE Score: 1.39

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.68 lbs (760 g)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Alaska Peninsula montane taiga United States Nearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Alaska-St. Elias Range tundra United States Nearctic Tundra
Arctic coastal tundra Canada, United States Nearctic Tundra    
Arctic foothills tundra Canada, United States Nearctic Tundra
Beringia lowland tundra United States Nearctic Tundra
Beringia upland tundra United States Nearctic Tundra
Brooks-British Range tundra Canada, United States Nearctic Tundra
Central British Columbia Mountain forests Canada Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Cherskii-Kolyma mountain tundra Russia Palearctic Tundra
Cook Inlet taiga United States Nearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Interior Alaska-Yukon lowland taiga Canada, United States Nearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Interior Yukon-Alaska alpine tundra Canada, United States Nearctic Tundra
Low Arctic tundra Canada Nearctic Tundra
Middle Arctic tundra Canada Nearctic Tundra
Muskwa-Slave Lake forests Canada Nearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Northeast Siberian taiga Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Northern Canadian Shield taiga Canada Nearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Northern Cordillera forests Canada Nearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Northern transitional alpine forests Canada Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Northwest Territories taiga Canada Nearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Ogilvie-MacKenzie alpine tundra Canada, United States Nearctic Tundra
Pacific Coastal Mountain icefields and tundra Canada, United States Nearctic Tundra
Yukon Interior dry forests Canada Nearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Ib 12402936 Alaska, United States
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Ib 2823882 Alaska, United States
Denali Biosphere Reserve 1932364 Alaska, United States
Gates of the Arctic National Park Ib 184461 Alaska, United States
Ivvavik National Park II 2382752 Yukon, Canada
Kluane National Park and Reserve National Park Reserve II 5463436 Yukon, Canada
Kronotskiy Biosphere Reserve 361480 Russia  
Nahanni National Park Reserve II 1309627 Northwest Territories, Canada
Noatak Biosphere Reserve 7500143 Alaska, United States  
Queen Maud Gulf Bird Sanctuary Migratory Bird Sanctuary IV 15335601 Nunavut, Canada
Tuktut Nogait National Park II 5761538 Northwest Territories, Canada
Ukkusiksalik National Park II   Nunavut, Canada
Vuntut National Park II 1076795 Yukon, Canada
Walker Bay Field Station   Nunavut, Canada  
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Ib 2476446 Alaska, United States

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Arctagrostis latifolia (wideleaf polargrass)[2]
Carex bonanzensis (Yukon sedge)[2]
Chamerion angustifolium subsp. angustifolium (Rosebay Willowherb)[3]
Dryas octopetala (white dryas)[2]
Equisetum arvense (scouring rush)[3]
Harrimanella stelleriana (Alaska bellheather)[2]
Panaeolus cinctulus (Banded Mottlegill)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alces alces (moose)4
Bombus jonellus (Heath Humble-bee)1
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)1
Bonasa umbellus (Ruffed Grouse)1
Branta hutchinsii (Cackling Goose)2
Bromius obscurus (Western Grape Rootworm)1
Calcarius lapponicus (Lapland Longspur)2
Carduelis flammea (Common Redpoll)2
Clethrionomys rutilus (northern red-backed vole)5
Glaucomys sabrinus (northern flying squirrel)1
Lemmus sibiricus (brown lemming)5
Lepus americanus (Snowshoe Hare)2
Lygocoris pabulinus (Common Green Capsid)1
Marmota caligata (hoary marmot)2
Microtus townsendii (Townsend's vole)1
Ochotona collaris (Collared Pika)1
Ovibos moschatus (muskox)3
Ovis dalli (Dall's sheep)4
Rangifer tarandus (caribou)3
Tamias townsendii (Townsend's chipmunk)1
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus (red squirrel)1
Ursus americanus (black bear)2
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)2
Zonotrichia leucophrys (White-crowned Sparrow)1

Predators

Aquila chrysaetos (Golden Eagle)[3]
Buteo lagopus (Rough-legged Hawk)[2]
Canis latrans (Coyote)[3]
Canis lupus (Wolf)[2]
Falco rusticolus (Gyrfalcon)[3]
Gulo gulo (Wolverine)[3]
Lynx canadensis (lynx)[3]
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)[2]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Amalaraeus dissimilis[4]
Ceratophyllus garei[4]
Ceratophyllus lunatus tundrensis[4]
Ceratophyllus vison[4]
Megabothris groenlandicus[4]
Megabothris quirini[4]
Orchopeas caedens caedens[4]
Oropsylla alaskensis[4]
Oropsylla idahoensis[4]
Oropsylla rupestris[4]
Oropsylla tuberculata tuberculata[4]

Range Map

Link to Map
North America;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Hoffman R.S., 08-Jun-2004, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403 2Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection 3Exploring the Denali Food Web, ParkWise, National Park Service 4International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by Patterson, B. D., G. Ceballos, W. Sechrest, M. F. Tognelli, T. Brooks, L. Luna, P. Ortega, I. Salazar, and B. E. Young. 2007. Digital Distribution Maps of the Mammals of the Western Hemisphere, version 3.0. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Data provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Bruce Patterson, Wes Sechrest, Marcelo Tognelli, Gerardo Ceballos, The Nature Conservancy—Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International—CABS, World Wildlife Fund—US, and Environment Canada—WILDSPACE.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access