Sciuridae


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Related to Sciuridae: Heteromyidae, Muridae, Geomyidae, Cricetidae, Dipodidae, Muridæ

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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1 Pipistrellus hesperus, western pipistrelle x -- -- Molossidae Eumops perotis, western mastiff bat x -- -- Tadarida brasiliensis, Brazilian free-tailed bat x -- -- RODENTIA Aplodontidae Aplodontia rgM, mountain beaver x -- 1 Sciuridae Glaucomys sabrinus, northern flying squirrel x -- -- Marmota flaviventris, yellow-bellied marmot x -- -- Sciurus griseus, western gray squirrel x -- -- Sciurus sp.
Animals in the family Sciuridae were also found to be carrying several genotypes of bartonellae in genogroups C, B.
Although both rodent species are members of the family Sciuridae, these observations suggest that MPXV infection in the thirteen-lined ground squirrel is more severe than in prairie dogs.
Revision of the North American ground squirrels, with a classification of the North American Sciuridae, N.
burgdorferi have been found associated with both Muridae and Sciuridae in various ecologic situations (4,6-10).
Revision of the North American ground squirrels with a classification of the North American Sciuridae.
Polydactylism has been observed in Cricetidae (Price, 1969), Muridae (Brown, 1996), Leporidae (Murie, 1934), Sciuridae (Dunaway, 1969), Cynocephalidae (Shute and Bellaire, 1955), and Cervidae (Daniel and Kershaw, 1964; Miller and Cawley, 1970; Stone et al.