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Sciurus oculatus is a squirrel species endemic to Mexico. It ranges within the Trans-Mexican neovolcanic belt and the Mexican Plateau from Morelos, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Puebla and Veracruz northward into San Luis Potosi. In the summer months, Peter's squirrels are common in Alvarez, inhabiting the low oak forest of the mountainsides. As temperatures cool, they move to nearby valleys by late October. There are three recognized subspecies within this range: S. o. oculatus, S. o. shawi, and S. o. tolucae.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native )