Sciurus niger
(fox squirrel)

Image Caption:
A fox squirrel sits on a maple branch.  This animal was given its scientific name by Linneaus himself (Feldhamer et. al., 2003).
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Sciurinae
Genus Sciurus
Subgenus: Sciurus
Species:S. niger (Linneaus)

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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger rufiventer) on a Branch
Works Cited:

Feldhamer, G. A., Thompson, B. C., Chapman, J. A.  (2003).  Wild Mammals of North America.  JHU Press.

Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings
Date: 2008OCT09
Image Species:  Sciurus niger rufiventer

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Updated: 2009JAN01