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SPECIES Sciurus (Otosciurus) aberti

Author:Woodhouse, 1852.
Actual Date:1853
Citation:Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 1852(6): 110, 220.
Common Name:Abert's Squirrel
Type Locality:"...in the San Francisco Mountains, New Mexico" [= Coconino Co., Arizona, USA].
Distribution:SE Utah, S and W Colorado, extreme SE Wyoming, W and C New Mexico, and Arizona (USA); Chihuahua, Durango, and Sonora (NW Mexico).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Otosciurus (Hall, 1981:434). Reviewed by Nash and Seaman (1977, Mammalian Species, 80) and by Hoffmeister and Diersing, (1978), whose subspecies allocations are followed here. Post-Pleistocene dispersal analyzed by Davis and Brown (1989). Phylogeography was studied by Lamb et al. (1997), who found two major assemblages.
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SUBSPECIES aberti

SUBSPECIES barberi

SUBSPECIES chuscensis

SUBSPECIES durangi

SUBSPECIES ferreus

SUBSPECIES kaibabensis

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