Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Sciuridae > Genus: Spermophilus > Species: Spermophilus suslicus

Spotted souslik - Spermophilus suslicus (Güldenstädt, 1770)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Continental - Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 8 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • cropland
  • grassland
Natura 2000 species code 2608


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
PLH060021 Poland Świdnik Map
PLH060035 Poland Zachodniowołyńska Dolina Bugu Map
PLH060006 Poland Gliniska Map
PLH060019 Poland Suśle Wzgórza Map
PLH060016 Poland Popówka Map
PLH060008 Poland Hubale Map
PLH060014 Poland Pastwiska nad Huczwą Map
PLH060027 Poland Wygon Grabowiecki Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ardilla terrestre moteada Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Citello pomellato Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gevlekte soeslik Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gyöngyös ürge Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pärlsisel Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Perlesisel Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Perlesisel Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Perlusýli Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Perlziesel German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pjegava tekunica Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Souslik tacheté French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Spotted souslik English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
susel perelkowany Polish Polish NRC
Suslik Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Suslikki Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Susliku Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tähniksuslik Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Mus suslica Güldenstädt, 1770
Citellus suslicus boristhenicus Pusanov, 1958
Spermophilus citellus odessana Nordmann, 1842
Citellus suslicus averini (Migulin, 1927)
Citellus suslicus meridioccidentalis (Migulin, 1927)
Citellus suslicus guttatus (Pallas, 1770)
Mus citellus guttatus Pallas, 1770
Arctomys citellus leucopictus (Dondorff, 1792)
Spermophilus gutalatus Schinz, 1845
Citellus suslicus volhynensis (Reshetnik, 1946)
Citellus suslica volhynensis (Reshetnik, 1946)
Citellus suslicus ognevi (Reshetnik, 1946)
Citellus suslica ognevi (Reshetnik, 1946)

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External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-12-09 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Spermophilus suslicus
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