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Latin name

 

Xerus inauris

Family

 

Smaller mammals

Size

 

Length (including tail) 40-50 cm

Weight

 

650 g

Colour

 

Sandy brown. Underparts and lower legs white; eyes ringed with white; lateral white stripe runs the length of each flank. The bushy tail is a combination of black and white.

Appearance

 

The mountain ground squirrel of Namibia and southern Angola, which is virtually identical to the ground squirrel, but lives under the rocks, not in burrows.

Habitat

 

Arid, open country, where the soil is sufficiently firm to make burrowing possible.