GAP Analysis Predicted Distribution Map

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis)

Species Code: SPLA

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= Core Habitat
= Marginal Habitat

Breeding Range Map
The green area shows the predicted habitats for breeding only. The habitats were identified using 1991 satellite imagery, other datasets and experts throughout the state, as part of the Washington Gap Analysis Project.

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Occurs in open Ponderosa Pine forests up to treeline wherever rock outcrops or talus slopes provide adequate cover and warming sun. Also uses fallen logs and rock fills for roads as cover. Range not well explored but probably extends from northeast border to Okanogan Valley and from Canadian border to the Spokane and Columbia Rivers. Also in the Blue Mountains of southeast Washington from Ponderosa Pine to high basalt ridge tops.

Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
Webpage designed by Dave Lester