Sciurus aureogaster

Sciurus aureogaster (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Sciuromorpha
Familia: Sciuridae
Subfamilia: Sciurinae
Tribus: Sciurini
Genus: Sciurus
Species: Sciurus aureogaster
Subspecies: S. a. aureogaster - S. a. nigriscens


Sciurus aureogaster F. Cuvier, 1825


* Sciurus aureogaster on Mammal Species of the World.
Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World : A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2-volume set (3rd ed).
* IUCN link: Sciurus aureogaster F. Cuvier, 1825 (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
English: Mexican Gray Squirrel
Polski: Wiewiórka rudobrzucha


Mexican gray squirrel (or Red-bellied squirrel) (Sciurus aureogaster) is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus endemic to Guatemala and in eastern and southern Mexico, and is an introduced species in the Florida Keys.[3]

The alternate name of this squirrel (Red-bellied squirrel) should not be confused with the Indonesian Red-bellied squirrel (Rubrisciurus rubriventer).

The two subspecies each has many synonyms associated with it:[2]

* The subspecies S. a. aureogaster was also known as S. a. chrysogaster, S. a. ferruginiventris, S. a. hypopyrrhus, S. a. hypoxanthus, S. a. leucogaster, S. a. maurus, S. a. morio, S. a. mustelinus, S. a. raviventer and S. a. rufiventris.
* The subspecies S. a. nigrescens was also known as S. a. affinis, S. a. albipes, S. a. cervicalis, S. a. chiapensis, S. a. cocos, S. a. colimensis, S. a. effugius, S. a. frumentor, S. a. griseoflavus, S. a. hernandezi, S. a. hirtus, S. a. leucops, S. a. littoralis, S. a. nelsoni, S. a. nemoralis, S. a. perigrinator, S. a. poliopus, S. a. quercinus, S. a. rufipes, S. a. senex, S. a. socialis, S. a. tepicanus, S. a. varius and S. a. wagneri.


1. ^ Koprowski, J., Roth, L., Reid, F., Woodman, N., Timm, R. & Emmons, L. (2008). Sciurus aureogaster. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 6 January 2009.
2. ^ a b Thorington, R.W., Jr.; Hoffmann, R.S. (2005). "Sciurus (Sciurus) aureogaster". in Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference (3rd ed.). The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 754–818. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4. OCLC 26158608.
3. ^ "Mexican Gray Squirrel". Retrieved 2007-07-29.

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