Sciurus ingrami

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Ingram's squirrel
Sciurus ingrami (Thomas, 1901).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Sciurus
Subgenus: Guerlinguetus
Species: S. ingrami
Binomial name
Sciurus ingrami
Thomas, 1901

Sciurus ingrami, commonly known as Ingram's squirrel, Atlantic Forest squirrel, and serelepe, is a squirrel found in South America. It is found in the Atlantic Forest Biome of Brazil.

It is regarded variously as a species,[1][2] or as a subspecies of the Brazilian squirrel.[3]

It is solitary and territorial, but has been seen to act together and mob a predatory cat, the margay.[4]


  1. ^ Bordignon, M.; Monteiro-Filho, E. L. A. (2000). "Behaviour and daily activity of the squirrel Sciurus ingrami in a secondary araucaria forest in southern Brazil". Canadian Journal of Zoology. 78: 1732. doi:10.1139/z00-104. 
  2. ^ Paschoal, M.; Galetti, M. (1995). "Seasonal food use by the neotropical squirrel Sciurus ingrami in Southeastern Brazil". Biotropica. 27 (2): 268–273. doi:10.2307/2389006. JSTOR 2389006. 
  3. ^ 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. 759. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  4. ^ Alberto Solórzano-Filho, J. (2006). "Mobbing of Leopardus wiedii while hunting by a group of Sciurus ingrami in an Araucaria forest of Southeast Brazil / Assaillir du Leopardus wiedii tandis que chasse par un groupe de Sciurus ingrami dans une forêt d'Araucaria de sud-ouest au Brésil". Mammalia. 70: 156–157. doi:10.1515/MAMM.2006.031.