Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:1
Specimens with Barcodes:1
Species With Barcodes:1
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Genus Microsciurus - dwarf squirrels
- Central American dwarf squirrel, Microsciurus alfari Allen, 1895, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Northern Colombia
- Amazon dwarf squirrel, Microsciurus flaviventer Gray, 1867, western Amazon basin
- Western dwarf squirrel, Microsciurus mimulus Thomas, 1898, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama
- Santander dwarf squirrel, Microsciurus santanderensis Hernández-Camacho, 1957, Central Colombia
With a head and body length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) and a 12 centimetres (4.7 in) long tail, dwarf squirrels are not as small as their name suggests; they are hardly smaller than the common red or gray squirrels. The neotropical pygmy squirrel, not in this genus, is much smaller than these species. Microsciurus species have gray or brown backs, and white bellies.
All dwarf squirrels in this genus live in tropical rain forests. None of them are endangered, although they are rarely seen, because they are shy and lead hidden lives.
- Thorington, R. W., Jr.; Hoffman, R. S. (2005). "Genus Microsciurus". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 757–758. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
- Amori, G., Koprowski, J. & Roth, L. (2008). Microsciurus santanderensis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
- Ronald M. Nowak: Walker's Mammals of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999 ISBN 0-8018-5789-9
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