from The Century Dictionary.
- In mammalogy, the ground-squirrels or spermophiles, prairie-dogs, and marmots, one of two subfamilies into which the Sciuridæ are sometimes divided, represented by the genera Spermophilus, Tamias, and Arctomys.
- In ornithology, an American subfamily of Fringillidæ, named from the genus Spermophila.
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