12 December 2014 Sciurus pyrrhinus (Rodentia: Sciuridae)
Emily H. Scobie, Rosa R. Palmer, John L. Koprowski
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Sciurus pyrrhinus O. Thomas, 1898 is a rodent commonly called the Junín red squirrel or ardilla rojiza. This large-bodied, arboreal species is characterized by a rufous dorsum and an orange tail, and is 1 of 28 species in the genus Sciurus. Endemic to Peru, S. pyrrhinus is found on the eastern slopes of the Andes between 600 and 1,500 m above sea level, spanning rain forest and montane forest habitat. Described as common within its limited distribution, the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment classifies S. pyrrhinus as “Vulnerable” and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources considers it “Data Deficient.”

Emily H. Scobie, Rosa R. Palmer, and John L. Koprowski " Sciurus pyrrhinus (Rodentia: Sciuridae)," Mammalian Species 46(914), 88-92, (12 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.1644/914.1
Published: 12 December 2014
ardilla rojiza
endemic species
Junín red squirrel
lowland tropical forest
Montane forest
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