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This ground squirrel is generally about 23 to 29 cm (9.1 to 11.4 in) in length. It has whitish or yellow-gray underparts. The tail is brown to black with buff edges and a yellowish to reddish underside. It has pale rings around the eyes. The "mantle" across the shoulders is tawny to reddish, with males having a deeper reddish tinge. This species is distinguished from similar ground squirrels by a black-bordered white stripe down each side of the back. Some authors describe many subspecies of this taxon.
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