Guayaquil squirrel

Guayaquil squirrel

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Sciurus stramineus
WEIGHT
460-495 g
LENGTH
430-650 mm

The Guayaquil squirrel is a tree squirrel endemic to Ecuador and Peru. It is a robust squirrel with a head-and-body length of 18 to 32 cm and a similar length tail. The colour is variable; in Peru, a pale morph is more common, while in Ecuador, most individuals have darker grey fur on the forequarters, dull orange hindquarters. A melanistic morph is sometimes seen. It lives largely in trees and is diurnal, feeding on seeds, flowers, and other plant material, fungi and some insects. These squirrels are also found in urban areas, living in close proximity to humans, and may be vectors for leptospirosis and Chagas disease. This squirrel faces no particular threats, has a wide range and is relatively common, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated it as being of "least concern".

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Di

Diurnal

He

Herbivore

Gr

Granivore

Ar

Arboreal

Sc

Scansorial

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Po

Polygynandry

Po

Polygamy

No

Not a migrant

G

starts with

Distribution

Geography

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Guayaquil squirrel habitat map

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Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
44 to 45 days
BABY CARRYING
1 to 8
INDEPENDENT AGE
3 to 4 months

References

1. Guayaquil squirrel Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guayaquil_squirrel
2. Guayaquil squirrel on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/20023/115155756

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