Sciurus Linnaeus, 1758

Genus in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataMammaliaRodentiaSciuridae

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    Occurrences
  • 46

    Species
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Overview

Full Name

Sciurus Linnaeus, 1758

Common names

  • squirrel eng
  • tree squirrels eng
  • Common tree squirrels
  • more

Synonyms

Taxonomic status

accepted genus

Published in

Systema Naturae, Ed. 10, vol. 1, p. 63

Living period

30.8 to 0.0 Ma

Habitat

Terrestrial, Not marine, Arboreal

Georeferenced data

Subordinate taxa

Classification

kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Chordata
class
Mammalia
order
Rodentia
family
Sciuridae
genus
Sciurus
species
46
 
complete classification

Description

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Bibliography

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Opinion 91 Thirty-five generic names of Mammals placed on the Official List of Generic Names.Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 73(4), 1 (1926)

Source information

This backbone name usage is included because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built.
View the primary source usage in Catalogue of Life.

Record history

This record was last modified on Feb 14, 2017.