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Variegated Squirrel

Sciurus Variegatoides Dorsalis

Description:

I saw this strange squirrel on a vacation to Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is a white color morph of a Variegated Squirrel, which isn't exactly rare.

Habitat:

Tropical forests.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Variegated Squirrel
Sciurus variegatoides Variegated Squirrel


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7 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

You may even add Sciurus variegatoides dorsalis.

CrosbyMorrow
CrosbyMorrow 9 years ago

And yes, now that I think about it, he did have some black on the back.

CrosbyMorrow
CrosbyMorrow 9 years ago

Well he sure does look like the squirrels in the link. I believe I can label him as a Variegated Squirrel now!

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

This one might have had some black on the back, could you remember? And I just detected an erratum in my mammal book. I am pretty sure this one is the Sciurus variegatoides dorsalis. But some of the IDs are not correct on the web.

annorion
annorion 9 years ago

Indeed I think he maybe...did a little searching a white seems fairly common for them...here's one of the links I came across...http://www.gaianicaragua.org/sciurusvariegatoides.html

CrosbyMorrow
CrosbyMorrow 9 years ago

Yes, I suppose so. Perhaps he's a color morph of a Variegated Squirrel. Thank you :)

annorion
annorion 9 years ago

He may be a white color morph or albino of a common squirrel.

CrosbyMorrow
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Costa Rica

Spotted on Mar 6, 2007
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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