Sciurus anomalus (Rodentia: Sciuridae)

John L. Koprowski, Leah Gavish, Sandra L. Doumas

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Sciurus anomalus Güldenstädt, 1785 is a rodent commonly called the Caucasian squirrel. S. anomalus is a medium-sized squirrel with chestnut gray to grizzled buff dorsum, buff eye rings, and chestnut to buff-yellow underparts. S. anomalus is 1 of 28 species in the genus Sciurus and is found in forests of the Middle East and extreme southwestern Asia. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources considers S. anomalus to be a species of "Least Concern;" habitat destruction is the main threat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-58
Number of pages11
JournalMammalian Species
Issue number934
StatePublished - Aug 8 2016


  • Caucasian squirrel
  • Middle East
  • Persian squirrel
  • golden squirrel
  • southwestern Asia
  • tree squirrel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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