Saturday, July 24, 2010

What is the scientific name for a squirrel?

Scientific classification: Squirrels belong to the family Sciuridae. Tree and ground squirrels belong to the subfamily Sciurinae, and flying squirrels belong to the subfamily Petauristinae. The pygmy squirrels of Africa make up the genus Myosciurus and the giant squirrels of Asia the genus Ratufa. The North American red squirrel is classified as Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, the eastern fox squirrel as Sciurus niger, the gray squirrel as Sciurus carolinensis, the European red squirrel as Sciurus vulgaris, and the 13-lined ground squirrel as Spermophilus tridecemlineatus. Scaly-tailed flying squirrels belong to the family Anomaluridae. The wooly flying squirrel is classified as Eupetaurus cinereus.

What is the scientific name for a squirrel?
It is a rodent of the family Sciuridae
Reply:There are many genera of squirrels; all of them, however, fall within the family Sciuridae. If you're from the U.S., you might be familiar with the Eastern Gray Squirrel, sciurus carolinensis, or the Western Gray Squirrel, sciurus griseus.
Reply:Krakus Acornus
Reply:Genera Sciurus and Tamiasciurus.

Red Squirrel - Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Flying Squirrel - Glaucomys yolans
Reply:Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Rodentia

Family: Sciuridae

There are many species of squirrel, ergo many scientific names. The most common around here is Sciurus carolinensis.
Reply:The eastern grey squirrel, the most common in North America, is called: Sciurus carolinensis.

Red Squirrel-Sciurus vulgaris

Western Gray Squirrel-Sciurus griseus

There are many different types of squirrels. They are in the Order Rodentia, and the Family Sciuridae.

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