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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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Usually the red squirrel (Sciurus Hudsonius) waked me in the dawn, coursing over the roof and up and down the sides of the house, as if sent out of the woods for this purpose.
Abstract.--The eastern gray squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis (EGS) has been introduced to California and has expanded its geographic range since initial introductions.
h | | The Red Squirrel Book by Jane Russ is published by Graffeg and costs PS9.99 Fascinating squirrel facts | Its scientific name Sciurus vulgaris means "common animal who sits in the shadow of its tail" | All squirrels are rodents | As rodents, their teeth wear and regrow throughout their lives | 300g is the average weight of a red squirrel, while greys are a heftier 550g | Its long tail provides support and balance, but the squirrel also communicates with it:"The chattering cross grey squirrel in your back garden will be using his tail to swear at your cat and then later to signal, 'Who are you?' to another grey squirrel," says author Jane Russ Source: The Red Squirrel Book
oeconomus and Sciurus carolinenis (Thomas et al., 1988; Meyer and Richardson, 1993; Chungmaccoubrey et al., 1997; Li et al., 2001).
Alternatively, other environmental reservoirs might be responsible, exemplified by the discovery of infected Eurasian red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) in the British Isles (10).
Eastern gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) are found in two main color morphs: a gray morph and a darker melanistic morph (Koprowski, 1994).
Acorde con la categorizacion jerarquica, las especies mejor representadas con base en su abundancia total por transectos y porcentaje de frecuencia de aparicion fueron: Haemulon sciurus (Shaw 1803) con una abundancia de 4 500 organismos y 100% de frecuencia de aparicion; le siguio H.
Coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from sciurid rodents (Eutamias, Sciurus, Tamiasciurus spp.) from the western United States and northern Mexico with descriptions of two new species.
55 1.9 European badger Meles meles 41 1.4 stoat Mustela erminea 7 0.2 least weasel Mustela nivalis 62 2.2 common polecat Mustela putorius 7 0.2 red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris 56 2.0 small rodents Rodentia 73 2.6 mole Talpa europea 4 0.1 hedgehog Erinaceus sp.
Some taxa which have been studied include viverrids (Atilax, Bdeogal, Civettictis, Genetta, Helogale, Herpestes, Ichneumia, Mungos, and Nandinia) from eastern Africa (Taylor 1971), water voles (Arvicola terrestris monticola) from Europe (Ventura and Gotzens 2005), squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus, Arborimus logicaudus, Tamiasciurus douglasii, Sciurus griseus, and Tamias spp.) and woodrats (Neotoma spp.) from Oregon (Forsman and Otto 2006), and Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) from Georgia (Mead and Patterson 2009).