Central American dwarf squirrel

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Central American dwarf squirrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Microsciurus
M. alfari
Binomial name
Microsciurus alfari
(J. A. Allen, 1895)
  • M. a. alfari
  • M. a. alticola
  • M. a. browni
  • M. a. fusculus
  • M. a. septentrionalis
  • M. a. venustulus
Microsciurus alfari range map.svg
Central American dwarf squirrel range

The Central American dwarf squirrel (Microsciurus alfari) is a small tree squirrel in the genus Microsciurus and tribe Sciurini found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama.

The table below lists the six recognized subspecies of Microsciurus alfari, along with any synonyms associated with each subspecies:[2]

Microsciurus alfari taxonomy
Subspecies Authority Synonyms
M. a. alfari J. A. Allen (1895) none
M. a. alticola Goodwin (1943) none
M. a. browni Bangs (1902) none
M. a. fusculus Thomas (1910) none
M. a. septentrionalis Anthony (1920) none
M. a. venustulus Goldman (1912) none


  1. ^ Koprowski, J.; Roth, L.; Emmons, L.; Timm, R.; McCarthy, T. & Samudio, R. (2008). "Microsciurus alfari". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  2. ^ Thorington, R.W., Jr.; Hoffman, R.S. (2005). "Family Sciuridae". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 757. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.