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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel - Callospermophilus lateralis Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels, Callospermophilus lateralis (Sciuridae) are familiar residents of open woodlands, brushy forest-edge habitats, dry margins of mountain meadows, and rocky slopes in Canada and the United States. Because they have a stripe on the flank, they are sometimes mistaken for chipmunks, but the stripe does not continue onto the cheek as it does in Tamias species. Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels are solitary ...