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19 August 2017 Sciurus sanborni (Rodentia: Sciuridae)
Rosa R. Palmer, John L. Koprowski
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Sciurus sanborni Osgood, 1944 is a rodent commonly called Sanborn's squirrel or ardilla de Sanborn. S. sanborni is a small squirrel with olive brown dorsum, buff eye rings, and usually, white underparts. S. sanborni is 1 of 28 species in the genus Sciurus, and a rare endemic of Peru that is found in lowland Amazonian forest between 300 and 580 m elevation. The Peruvian Ministry of the Environment classifies S. sanborni as “Vulnerable” and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources considers the species to be “Data Deficient;” habitat destruction is the main threat.

© 2017 by American Society of Mammalogists
Rosa R. Palmer and John L. Koprowski "Sciurus sanborni (Rodentia: Sciuridae)," Mammalian Species 49(952), 93-96, (19 August 2017).
Published: 19 August 2017
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