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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).


SUBSPECIES aureogaster

SUBSPECIES nigrescens


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