Douglas squirrel


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Douglas squirrel

n.
A small squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) of conifer forests of the Pacific coast of North America, having a coat that is reddish-gray above and orange below. Also called chickaree.

[After David Douglas (1798-1834), Scottish botanist.]
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Noun1.Douglas squirrel - far western United States counterpart of the red squirrelDouglas squirrel - far western United States counterpart of the red squirrel
tree squirrel - any typical arboreal squirrel
References in classic literature ?
Fifty feet above the ground, almost over their heads, a Douglas squirrel crossed the road--a flash of gray between two trees; and they marked the continuance of its aerial passage by the bending of the boughs.
A gray Douglas squirrel crept out on a branch and watched him.
Populations of the Douglas squirrel, Tamiasciitrus douglasii, (DS) are found in coniferous forests within the coastal mountain range in the northwestern region of California as well as at high elevations within the Sierra Nevada Mountains (Storer et al.