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Sciurus griseus

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Sciurus griseus

Summary

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  • 24 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Sciurus griseus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Mammalia

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Pictures

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Sciurus griseus (western grey squirrel); adult. A species potentially threatened by the presence of introduced populations of Sciurus niger (fox squirrel). California Science Centre, Los Angeles, USA. December 2014.
TitleThreatened species
CaptionSciurus griseus (western grey squirrel); adult. A species potentially threatened by the presence of introduced populations of Sciurus niger (fox squirrel). California Science Centre, Los Angeles, USA. December 2014.
Copyright©David Merrett/via flickr - CC BY 2.0
Sciurus griseus (western grey squirrel); adult. A species potentially threatened by the presence of introduced populations of Sciurus niger (fox squirrel). California Science Centre, Los Angeles, USA. December 2014.
Threatened speciesSciurus griseus (western grey squirrel); adult. A species potentially threatened by the presence of introduced populations of Sciurus niger (fox squirrel). California Science Centre, Los Angeles, USA. December 2014.©David Merrett/via flickr - CC BY 2.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Sciurus griseus

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Mammalia
  •                     Order: Rodentia
  •                         Family: Sciuridae
  •                             Subfamily: Sciurinae
  •                                 Genus: Sciurus
  •                                     Species: Sciurus griseus

Invasive Species Threats

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Invasive SpeciesWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
Sciurus niger (fox squirrel)USACompetition - monopolizing resourcesIngles, 1947; Linders and Stinson, 2007

References

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Ingles LG, 1947. Ecology and life history of the California gray squirrel. California Fish and Game, 33:139-158.

Linders MJ; Stinson DW, 2007. Washington State Recovery Plan for the Western Gray Squirrel. Olympia, USA: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, viii + 128 pp.