Sciuridae
Sciurus niger
(fox squirrel)

Image Caption:
Pictured is the skull of an adult male fox squirrel.  The toothless space between the incisors and molars is a characteristic of all rodents and is called the diastema.

The dental formula is:
i 1/1 c 0/0 p 1/1 m 3/3
(20 teeth total) (Koprowski, 1994).

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Sciurus niger rufiventer (Fox Squirrel) Pair Looking at Eachother



Works Cited:

Koprowski, J. L.  (1994).  Sciurus niger.  Mammalian Species (479).  The American Society of Mammalogists.  (University of Arizona Link).
Image Date: 2010AUG23
Image Species: Sciurus niger rufiventer
Ruler Graduations are 1 mm
(EXIF Information is accurate, stamped in UTC).

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Updated: 2013MAY19