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= Core Habitat
Most mammals do not migrate as birds do, so the colored areas depict the predicted range for the California Ground Squirrel
year-round. The habitats were identified using satellite imagery, other datasets and experts throughout
the state, as part of the California Gap Analysis Project.
The purpose of the vertebrate distribution maps is to provide more precise
information about the current distribution of individual native species within their general ranges than is
generally available from field guides.