Variegated squirrel

Variegated squirrel

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Sciurus variegatoides

 

The Variegated squirrel is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the variegated squirrel
A young / baby of a variegated squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A variegated squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
Some facts about the
Variegated squirrel

Adult weight : 0.485 kg (1.067 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 15 years

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Facts about the variegated squirrel

Variegated Squirrel or Sciurus variegatoides is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

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The variegated squirrel is larger than the red-tailed squirrel and has a black stripe down the back and gray sides in this part of Panama.

The Variegated Squirrel is often seen scurrying through the trees, playing around or excitedly defending its favourite tree against competitors. (Full text)

This variegated squirrel, is moderate size, with long ears and legs and long, bushy tails.

The variegated squirrels are more likely to inhabit the dry deciduous or mixed forests.

Red-tailed squirrels prefer humid or wet forest while variegated squirrels are found more often in dry deciduous and disturbed forests.

Three-toed sloth, tamandua (anteater), agoutis, and variegated squirrels are also observed in the forest canopy.

Habitat Variegated Squirrels are found throughout the park, including the dry forest and the humid forest.

The variegated squirrels are more likely to inhabit the dry deciduous or mixed forests.

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