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Mexican gray squirrel

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Rodentia
Subfamily  Sciurinae
Scientific name  Sciurus aureogaster
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Sciuridae
Genus  Sciurus
Higher classification  Tree squirrels
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Similar  Tree squirrels, Squirrel, Peters's squirrel, Yucatan squirrel, Deppe's squirrel

The Mexican gray squirrel (or red-bellied squirrel) (Sciurus aureogaster) is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus endemic to Guatemala and in eastern and southern Mexico, and is an introduced species in the Florida Keys.

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The alternate name of this squirrel (red-bellied squirrel) should not be confused with the Indonesian red-bellied squirrel (Rubrisciurus rubriventer) or the Asian red-bellied tree squirrel (Callosciurus erythraeus).

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The two subspecies each have many synonyms associated with them:

  • The subspecies S. a. aureogaster was also known as S. a. chrysogaster, S. a. ferruginiventris, S. a. hypopyrrhus, S. a. hypoxanthus, S. a. leucogaster, S. a. maurus, S. a. morio, S. a. mustelinus, S. a. raviventer and S. a. rufiventris.
  • The subspecies S. a. nigrescens was also known as S. a. affinis, S. a. albipes, S. a. cervicalis, S. a. chiapensis, S. a. cocos, S. a. colimensis, S. a. effugius, S. a. frumentor, S. a. griseoflavus, S. a. hernandezi, S. a. hirtus, S. a. leucops, S. a. littoralis, S. a. nelsoni, S. a. nemoralis, S. a. perigrinator, S. a. poliopus, S. a. quercinus, S. a. rufipes, S. a. senex, S. a. socialis, S. a. tepicanus, S. a. varius and S. a. wagneri.

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    References

    Mexican gray squirrel Wikipedia


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