Tree squirrel


Tree squirrel

Taxobox
name = Tree squirrels
fossil_range = Middle Miocene - Recent



image_width = 250px
image_caption = Eastern Gray Squirrel ("Sciurus carolinensis")
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Rodentia
subordo = Sciuromorpha
familia = Sciuridae
subfamilia = Sciurinae
tribus = Sciurini
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision = "Microsciurus"
"Rheithrosciurus"
"Sciurus"
"Syntheosciurus"
"Tamiasciurus"
Although the term tree squirrel can refer to any arboreal member of the family Sciuridae, it is generally in reference to the common and widely distributed members of the genus "Sciurus" and close kin, the tribe Sciurini. These genera contain most of the common, bushy-tailed squirrels in North America, Europe, temperate Asia, and South America. The tree squirrels are close relatives of the flying squirrels.

They generally spend little time on the ground, preferring the heights of the forest canopy.

pecies

*Tribe Sciurini
**Genus "Microsciurus"
***"Microsciurus alfari" - Central American Dwarf Squirrel
***"Microsciurus mimulus" - Western Dwarf Squirrel
***"Microsciurus flaviventer" - Amazon Dwarf Squirrel
***"Microsciurus santanderensis" - Santander Dwarf Squirrel
**Genus "Rheithrosciurus"
**Genus "Sciurus"
***Subgenus "Tenes"
****"Sciurus anomalus" - Persian Squirrel
***Subgenus "Sciurus"
****"Sciurus vulgaris" - Eurasian Red Squirrel
****"Sciurus lis" - Japanese Squirrel
****"Sciurus carolinensis" - Eastern Gray Squirrel
****"Sciurus aureogaster" - Mexican Gray Squirrel
****"Sciurus colliaei" - Collie's Squirrel
****"Sciurus yucatanensis" - Yucatan Squirrel
****"Sciurus variegatoides" - Variegated Squirrel
****"Sciurus deppei" - Deppe's Squirrel
****"Sciurus niger" - Eastern Fox Squirrel
****"Sciurus oculatus" - Peters's Squirrel
****"Sciurus alleni" - Allen's Squirrel
****"Sciurus nayaritensis" - Mexican Fox Squirrel
****"Sciurus arizonensis" - Arizona Gray Squirrel
***Subgenus "Hesperosciurus"
****"Sciurus griseus" - Western Gray Squirrel
***Subgenus "Otosciurus"
****"Sciurus aberti" - Abert's Squirrel
***Subgenus "Guerlinguetus"
****"Sciurus granatensis" - Red-tailed Squirrel
****"Sciurus richmondi" - Richmond's Squirrel
****"Sciurus aestuans" - Brazilian Squirrel or Guianan Squirrel
****"Sciurus gilvigularis" - Yellow-throated Squirrel
****"Sciurus ignitus" - Bolivian Squirrel
****"Sciurus pucheranii" - Andean Squirrel
****"Sciurus stramineus" - Guayaquil Squirrel
****"Sciurus sanborni" - Sanborn's Squirrel
****"Sciurus argentinius" - South Yungas Red Squirrel
***Subgenus "Hadrosciurus"
****"Sciurus flammifer" - Fiery Squirrel
****"Sciurus pyrrhinus" - Junín Red Squirrel
***Subgenus "Urosciurus"
****"Sciurus igniventris" - Northern Amazon Red Squirrel
****"Sciurus spadiceus" - Southern Amazon Red Squirrel
**Genus "Syntheosciurus" - Bangs's Mountain Squirrel
**Genus "Tamiasciurus"
*** "Tamiasciurus douglasii" - Douglas Squirrel
*** "Tamiasciurus hudsonicus" - American Red Squirrel

References

*BookReferenceDuffLawsonMammals
*Nowak, Ronald M. 1999. "Walker's Mammals of the World", 6th edition. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1936 pp. ISBN 0-8018-5789-9


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