Family: Sciuridae, Squirrels view all from this family
Description A small ground squirrel with a dorsal stripe and well defined golden hood. Head and neck may be golden brown, tawny, or russet-colored. Winter pelage is grayer.
Dimensions 245-295mm, 70-120mm, 175-350g
Habitat Alpine & subalpine habitats, Forests & woodlands, Meadows & fields, Scrub, shrub & brushlands
Range Rocky Mountains, Southwest, California, Northwest, Western Canada
Discussion Does not overlap with the larger Cascade Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel.