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tree squirrel

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Noun1.tree squirrel - any typical arboreal squirreltree squirrel - any typical arboreal squirrel  
squirrel - a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail
genus Sciurus, Sciurus - type genus of the Sciuridae; typical moderate-sized arboreal squirrels
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
chickeree, Douglas squirrel, Tamiasciurus douglasi - far western United States counterpart of the red squirrel
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References in periodicals archive ?
Las ardillas nativas pertenecen a la Tribu Sciurini, Subtribu Sciurina, Genero Sciurus Linne, 1758.
Ademas, se establece que la tribu Sciurini seria parafiletica (Herron et al., 2004) mientras que la tribu Callosciurini seria un grupo monofiletico (Steppan et al., 2004).
The closest relatives of the terrestrial lineage appear to be the tree squirrels of the conservative tribe Sciurini Burmeister, 1854, which includes Sciurus and Tamiasciurus (Hafner 1984).