Microsciurus santanderensis (Rodentia: Sciuridae)

Sarah L. Hale, Vicki L. Greer, John Koprowski, Nicolás Ramos-Lara

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Abstract

Microsciurus santanderensis (Hernandez-Camacho, 1957) is a sciurid commonly called the Santander dwarf squirrel. M. santanderensis is a small tree squirrel with orange and black mixed fur and is 1 of 4 species in the genus Microsciurus. Endemic to Colombia, South America, in forests at elevations up to 3,800 m, M. santanderensis is listed as " Data Deficient " by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, and more research is needed to determine its conservation needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-169
Number of pages4
JournalMammalian Species
Volume50
Issue number970
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2018

Keywords

  • Colombia
  • endemic
  • rodent
  • Santander dwarf squirrel
  • South America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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