Sciuridae


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Sciuridae

[sī′yu̇r·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of rodents including squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, and related forms.

Sciuridae

 

a mammalian family of the order Rodentia. Sciuridae include animals that differ in their external appearance and modes of existence but are united by their origin and the similarity of their anatomical structure. The family includes 47 genera that are grouped into two subfamilies, squirrels and flying squirrels. The tail of Sciuridae is thickly covered with long hairs. Flying squirrels have skin membranes along the sides of their bodies. They have 20 to 22 teeth. They are very widely distributed, but they are not found in Australia, New Guinea, Madagascar, northwestern Africa, and the southern part of South America.

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Within the Sciuridae, chipmunks (Tamias) and ground squirrels (Spermophilus) are members of a monophyletic group derived from tree squirrels (Bryant 1945; Ellis and Maxson 1980; Emry and Thorington 1982, 1984; Hafner 1984; Hight et al.
The nomenclature and measurement methods are those of Martin-Suarez and Freudenthal (1993) for the family Muridae, Mein and Freudenthal (1971) for the Cricetidae, Daams (1981) and Freudenthal (2004) for the Gliridae, Weerd (1979), Adrover (1986) for the Trilophomyidae and Cuenca-Bescos (1988) and Reumer and van de Hoek Ostende (2003) for the Sciuridae.
Sciuridae Sciurus granatensis Sciurus pucheranii x ORDEN LAGOMORPHA Fam.
Taxon Orden Familia Especie MAMIFEROS DIDELPHIMORPHIA Didelphidae Didelphys marsupialis CINGULATA Dasypodidae Dasypus novemcinctus VERMILINGUA Myrmecophagidae Tamandua mexicana CARNIVORA Canidae Cerdocyon thous RODENTIA Sciuridae Sciurus granatensis Muridae Mus musculus LAGOMORPHA Leporidae Sylvilagus brasilensis Total 6 7 7 Taxon Orden N.
Most isolates from animals in the family Sciuridae (58.
Late Quatenary Sciuridae from Kokoweef Cave, San Bernardino County, California.
In computing reduced major axes for R' and Cm', the group of 31 was supplemented with 5 additional families: the Tragulidae, Antilocapridae, Cervidae, Bovidae, and Sciuridae.
Weight in relation to sex age and season in Columbian ground squirrels Spermophilus columbianus Sciuridae Rodentia.
A nivel de familia sobresalen Vespertilionidae (murcielagos) con nueve especies, Sciuridae (ardillas) con tres y Geomyidae (tuzas) con dos, mas especies que Chamela-Cuixmala (5, 1, 1, respectivamente) y Arcediano (4, 2, 0, respectivamente).
Species accumulation curves for taxa inventoried with traps (Didelphimorphia: family Didelphidae and Rodentia: families Sciuridae, Heteromyidae, Cricetidae and Echimyidae) and mist nets (Chiroptera) at different locations did not reach saturation (Fig.