Sciurus sanborni (Rodentia: Sciuridae)

Rosa R. Palmer, John 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalMammalian Species
Issue number952
Publication statusPublished - Aug 19 2017



  • Ardilla de Sanborn
  • Endemic species
  • Neotropics
  • Peru
  • Sanborn's squirrel
  • South America
  • Tree squirrel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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