Arizona gray squirrel

Arizona gray squirrel

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


Keywords: gray

The Arizona gray squirrel is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Arizona gray squirrel
A young / baby of a Arizona gray squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Arizona gray squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
Mexico and United States
Arizona gray squirrel habitats
Forest and Temperate forest

Facts about the Arizona gray squirrel

Arizona Gray Squirrel Known commonly as the Arizona gray squirrel, Sciurus arizonensis is gray in color throughout most of its upper body.

The Arizona Gray Squirrel is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

Reproduction The onset of breeding activity in the Arizona gray squirrel is correlated with flower emergence and the inclusion of flower parts in the diet.

Comments on Distribution The Arizona gray squirrel is limited to the deciduous riparian forest of the San Francisco drainage in Catron County.

Because of each range’s isolation, and the inability of some animals to cross those valley barriers, species tend to specialize: for example, the handsome Apache red squirrel is restricted to the Chiricahuas; the Arizona gray squirrel is in the Huachucas and Santa Ritas; and the endangered

1995: Arizona gray squirrels are uncommon to Gila National Forest (USDA Forest Service, 1995) *25*.

This is the large, mottled-gray/brown fella with the long bushy tail (Arizona gray squirrels are solid gray and have longer tails fringed with white) you frequently see scampering across the road (and making it across, hopefully), raiding your chicken coop of eggs, and making your garden and outbuilding their own.

Introductions of Abert's squirrels (Sciurus aberti) in the 1940s to many of the isolated mountains in which Arizona gray squirrels are found has been suggested to be a threat to the persistence of the uncommon natives.

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