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see ground squirrelground squirrel,
name applied to certain terrestrial rodents of the squirrel family. In North America the name refers to members of the genus Citellus and sometimes to the closely related genera Tamias (chipmunk), Cynomys (prairie dog), and Marmota
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Some features of the ecology of fleas inhabiting the nests of the suslik (Citellus citellus (L.)).
Tyuftey's pugnacious, freckle-faced Vera has her own brand of brooding intensity, playing protective earth mother to smitten class geek Suslik (Konstantin Poyarkin), uneasily sparring with the sexual attraction of fellow boxer Pulya (Alexander Golubkov), all the while fighting her acceptance of the potent father-figure who has invaded her dead mother's space.
An experimental study of the possibility for the preservation of the causative agent of plague in the nest substrate of the long-tailed suslik. Med Parazitol (Mosk).
The winter burrow of the Asiatic suslik is normally 5-8 ft (1.5-2.5 m) deep, while those of jerboas are 7-8 ft (2-2.5 m) deep.