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Noun1.Sciurus - type genus of the SciuridaeSciurus - type genus of the Sciuridae; typical moderate-sized arboreal squirrels
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
tree squirrel - any typical arboreal squirrel
family Sciuridae, Sciuridae - a mammal family of true squirrels including: ground squirrels; marmots; chipmunks; flying squirrels; spermophiles
eastern gray squirrel, eastern grey squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis, cat squirrel - common medium-large squirrel of eastern North America; now introduced into England
Sciurus griseus, western gray squirrel, western grey squirrel - large grey squirrel of far western areas of United States
eastern fox squirrel, fox squirrel, Sciurus niger - exceptionally large arboreal squirrel of eastern United States
black squirrel - fox squirrel or grey squirrel in the black color phase
cat squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, red squirrel - common reddish-brown squirrel of Europe and parts of Asia
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2012) randomly sub-sampling 5 to 100 individuals from 4 empirical microsatellite genotype datasets (Formica lugubris, Sciurus vulgaris, Thalassarche melanophris, and Himantopus novaezelandia) showed 25 to 35 individuals per population are enough to accurately estimate allele frequencies in genetic studies of populations.
sciurus, and Holocentrus rufus have mitochondrial control region and ITS1 divergence values corresponding to mean divergence times of 38,000 to 214,500 years.
In this study, the taxonomic diversity of small mammals included four species of squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis, Sciurus niger, Glaucomys volans, and Tamias striatus), one species of shrew (Blarina carolinensis), and seven species of cheek rodents (Mus musculus, Sigmodon hispidus, Peromyscus leucopus, P gossypinus, Ochrotomys nuttalli, Oryzomyz palustris, and Reithrodontomys humulis).
The genus name of Sciurumimus albersdoerferi refers to the scientific name of the tree squirrels, Sciurus, and means, "squirrel-mimic"-referring to the especially bushy tail of the animal.
Sciurus carolinesis (Eastern gray squirrel) State-wide in distribution; inhabits forests of rural and urban areas.
The three most common species captured were Procyon lotor (Common Raccoon), Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed deer), and Sciurus carolinensis (Eastern gray squirrel).
The tree squirrel Sciurus (Sciuridae, Rodentia) as a living fossil.
Sciurus carolinensis - the grey squirrel - is claimed to be as ethical a dish as it is possible to serve on a dinner plate.
After a series of depressing setbacks 2010 was a year of welcome for our furry friends, with steady progress across much of sciurus vulgaris''s now vastly restricted range.
After a series of depressing setbacks, 2010 was a year of welcome for our furry friends, with steady progress across much of sciurus vulgaris''s now vastly restricted range.
Comparative feeding morphology of the gastrointestinal tract in the feeding specialist, Sciurus aberti and several generalist congeners.