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SPECIES Sciurus (Sciurus) niger

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 64.
Common Name:Eastern Fox Squirrel
Type Locality:"in America septentrionalis." Restricted by Thomas (1911a:149) to S South Carolina (USA).
Distribution:Texas (USA) and adjacent Mexico, north to Manitoba (Canada) east to the Atlantic Coast.
Status:U.S. ESA Endangered as S. n. cinereus; nonessential experimental population in Sussex Co., Delaware (USA); IUCN Data Deficient as S. n. vulpinus, Lower Risk (conservation dependent) as S. n. avicinnia and S. n. cinereus, Lower Risk (nt) as S. n. shermani, otherwise Lower Risk (lc) as S. niger.
Comments:Subgenus Sciurus (Hall, 1981:427). Reviewed by Koprowski (1994a, Mammalian Species No. 479).
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SUBSPECIES niger

SUBSPECIES avicinnia

SUBSPECIES bachmani

SUBSPECIES cinereus

SUBSPECIES limitis

SUBSPECIES ludovicianus

SUBSPECIES rufiventer

SUBSPECIES shermani

SUBSPECIES subauratus

SUBSPECIES vulpinus

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