Sciuridae,

Amr, Zuhair S., Abu, Mohammad A., Qumsiyeh, Mazin & Eid, Ehab, 2018, Systematics, distribution and ecological analysis of rodents in Jordan, Zootaxa 4397 (1), pp. 1-94: 7

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4397.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DAB14765-7C9C-41FF-9ECF-563B82B9D258

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C32887CB-FF96-BA65-FF3D-F905FE5BED9F

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Plazi

scientific name

Sciuridae
status

 

Family Sciuridae 

About 250 species of squirrels have been described worldwide. Three basic types of squirrels are known according to their habitat; flying squirrels, tree squirrels and ground squirrels. Squirrels are characterized by their flat and bushy tails. Their hind are feet equipped with five digits. This family is represented by one species in the Middle East (Wilson et al. 2016).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Sciuridae