Sciurus

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Tree squirrels
Temporal range: Middle Miocene–Recent
Eastern Gray Squirrel 800.jpg
Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Sciuromorpha
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Sciurinae
Tribe: Sciurini
Genus: Sciurus
Linnaeus, 1758
Subgenera

Tenes
Sciurus
Hesperosciurus
Otosciurus
Guerlinguetus
Hadrosciurus
Urosciurus

The genus Sciurus contains most of the common, bushy-tailed squirrels in North America, Europe, temperate Asia, Central America and South America.[1]

Species[edit]

There are 30 species.

Genus Sciurus - Tree squirrels

Baby sciurid

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thorington, R. W., Jr.; Hoffman, R. S. (2005). "Genus Sciurus". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 758–765. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.