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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Rodentia
Family:Sciuridae
Genus:Sciurus
Genus species:Sciurus vulgaris

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:20-24 cm
Identification:The upper coat of the Eurasian red squirrel is uniform, usually deep brown to red-brown in color. Its ear tufts are visible from the summer to the winter.
Habitat:Evergreen forests
Diet:Herbivore: conifer cones, fungi, fruit
Reproduction:Female Eurasian red squirrels can bear two litters per year, each with three offspring.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The tree nests that Eurasian red squirrels live in are known asdreys.

Other Information

Geographic:Europe
Asia
Date:1974-04 Subjects:rodent
Eurasian red squirrel
European red squirrel
Squirrels
Sciuridae
Rodents
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata