Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Sciurinae — the squirrels.

Etymologies

Latin sciurus (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "The eastern gray squirrel is the North Carolina state mammal and bears the scientific name Sciurus carolinensis because it was first recorded in the Carolinas," John Brightwell, a graduate student in entomology, said.

    Technician RSS

  • But this one was not the British sub-species, Sciurus vulgaris leucourus, distinguished by its pale-coloured tail; it was its duskier but otherwise identical Pyrenean cousin.

    Country diary: Ariège, Pyrenees

  • What it - what they - are also full of is Sciurus carolinensis.

    In the urban game park, nut-gatherers rule

  • Sciurus niger was the previous entry in this blog.

    Freshwater: Unresponsive responses - The Panda's Thumb

  • I write to inform you that your consignment of fifty water-colored scientific prints, including the Sciurus vulgaris, the Carduelis carduelis and related songbirds, and several of the Lutra lutra, has arrived safely and is in a generally satisfactory condition.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • The Wiki article on “Red Squirrel” (Sciurus vulgaris) seems to give a reasonable explanation on why the native species is failing to compete successfully against the invasive grey squirrel Eastern grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis).

    Sciurus niger - The Panda's Thumb

  • Twenty-five native mammals occur including round-tailed muskrat Neofiber alleni struix, Everglades mink Mustela vison evergladensis, the native Florida panther Felis concolor coryi (E) of which there may be less than 30 left in the entire state and less than 10 in the Park, manatee Trichechus manatus latirostris (V) of which only about 1,200 remain, mangrove fox squirrel Sciurus niger avicennia and Florida black bear Ursus americanus floridanus.

    Everglades National Park, United States

  • Several squirrels are seen including eastern chipmunk Tamias striatus, red squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, grey squirrel Sciurus carolinensis and two types of flying squirrel, the southern Glaucomys volans and the northern endangered subspecies Carolina flying squirrel G. sabrinus coloratus (E).

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States

  • Also present are Japanese hare Lepus brachyurus angustidens, Japanese squirrel Sciurus lis, small Japanese flying squirrel Pteromys momonga, Japanese giant flying squirrel Petaurista leucogenys, Japanese dormouse Glirulus japonicus (EN), raccoon dog Nyctereutes procyonoides, Japanese fox Vulpes vulpes japonica, Japanese marten Martes melampus, ermine Mustela ermina, Siberian weasel Mustela sibirica and Eurasian badger Mele meles.

    Shirakami-sanchi (Shirakami mountains), Japan

  • Kaibab squirrel Sciurus kaibabensis is an endemic species, found only on the North Rim, and a sub-species of rattlesnake Crotalus viridis abyssus occurs only in the Grand Canyon.

    Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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