Fox squirrel


Fox squirrel [1]
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Secure (NatureServe)[3]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Sciurus
Subgenus: Sciurus
Species:
S. niger
Binomial name
Sciurus niger
Subspecies
  • S. n. niger – southern fox squirrel
  • S. n. avicinnia – mangrove fox squirrel
  • S. n. bachmani – upland fox Squirrel
  • S. n. cinereusDelmarva fox squirrel
  • S. n. limitis – Texas fox squirrel
  • S. n. ludovicianus – pineywoods fox squirrel
  • S. n. rufiventer– western fox squirrel or Say's squirrel
  • S. n. shermaniSherman's fox squirrel
  • S. n. subauratus – delta fox squirrel
  • S. n. vulpinus – eastern fox squirrel
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Fox squirrel's range (excludes introduced populations)

The fox squirrel (Sciurus niger), also known as the eastern fox squirrel or Bryant's fox squirrel,[2] is the largest species of tree squirrel native to North America. Despite the differences in size and coloration, it is sometimes mistaken for American red squirrels or eastern gray squirrels in areas where the species co-exist.[4]

  1. ^ Thorington, R.W. Jr.; Hoffmann, R.S. (2005). "Sciurus (Sciurus) niger". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference (3rd ed.). The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 754–818. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 26158608.
  2. ^ a b Linzey, A.V.; Timm, R.; Emmons, L.; Reid, F. (2017) [errata version of 2016 assessment]. "Sciurus niger". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T20016A115155257. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T20016A22247226.en. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  3. ^ "NatureServe Explorer 2.0". explorer.natureserve.org. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  4. ^ Graham, Donna. "Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)". Northern State University. South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Retrieved 2013-12-07.

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