Western dwarf squirrel

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Western dwarf squirrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Microsciurus
Species: M. mimulus
Binomial name
Microsciurus mimulus
(Thomas, 1898)
  • M. m. mimulus
  • M. m. boguetensis
  • M. m. isthmus
Microsciurus mimulus range map.svg
Western dwarf squirrel range

The western dwarf squirrel (Microsciurus mimulus) is a small tree squirrel in the genus Microsciurus and tribe Sciurini found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama.

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

Microsciurus mimulus taxonomy
Subspecies Authority Synonyms
M. m. mimulus Thomas (1898) none
M. m. boquetensis Nelson (1903) none
M. m. isthmius Nelson (1899) palmeri, vivatus


  1. ^ Koprowski, J.; Roth, L.; Samudio, R.; Reid, F. & Emmons, L. (2008). "Microsciurus mimulus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Thorington, R.W., Jr.; Hoffmann, R.S. (2005). "Family Sciuridae: Microsciurus mimulus". 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.