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SPECIES Sciurus (Sciurus) aureogaster

Author:F. Cuvier, 1829.
Citation:In E. Geoffroy and F. Cuvier, Hist. Nat. Mammifères, pt. 3, 6(59): 1-2 "Ecureuil de la Californie".
Common Name:Red-bellied Squirrel
Type Locality:"California" Restricted by Nelson (1899b:38) to Alta Mira, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Distribution:SW and C Guatemala to Guanajuato to Nayarit and Nuevo Leon (Mexico).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Sciurus (Hall, 1981:418). Revised by Musser (1968), who also designated a lectotype and confirmed the type locality restriction (Musser, 1970c). Includes griseoflavus, nelsoni, poliopus, and socialis (Musser, 1968). Introduced to Elliot Key, Dade County, Florida (USA) (Brown and McGuire, 1975).
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SUBSPECIES aureogaster

SUBSPECIES nigrescens


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