Variegated squirrel

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Variegated squirrel
Sciurus variegatoides Costa Rica 2.jpg
S. v. atrirufus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Sciurus
Subgenus: Sciurus
Species: S. variegatoides
Binomial name
Sciurus variegatoides
Ogilby, 1839[2]

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The variegated squirrel (Sciurus variegatoides) is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus endemic to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, southern Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.

S. v. dorsalis, Costa Rica
Sciurus variegatoides dorsalis rescued from the pet trade, raised in Estacion Biologica, Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, and returned to the wild-photo by Jeffrey McCrary


In alphabetical order except for nominate species.[3]

  • S. v. variegatoides Ogilby, 1839
  • S. v. adolphei Lesson, 1842
  • S. v. atrirufus Harris, 1930
  • S. v. bangsi Dickey, 1928
  • S. v. belti Nelson, 1899
  • S. v. boothiae Gray, 1843
  • S. v. dorsalis Gray, 1849
  • S. v. goldmani Nelson, 1898
  • S. v. helveolus Goldman, 1912
  • S. v. loweryi McPherson, 1972
  • S. v. managuensis Nelson, 1898
  • S. v. melania Gray, 1867
  • S. v. rigidus Peters, 1863
  • S. v. thomasi Nelson, 1899
  • S. v. underwoodi Goldman, 1932


  1. ^ Koprowski, J., Roth, L., Reid, F., Woodman, N. & Timm, R. (2008). Sciurus variegatoides. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  2. ^ Thorington, R.W., Jr.; Hoffmann, R.S. (2005). "Sciurus (Sciurus) variegatoides". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference (3rd ed.). The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 754–818. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4. OCLC 26158608. 
  3. ^ Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 

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