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Tamiasciurus hudsonicus (red squirrel)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) is one of three species of tree squirrel currently classified in the genus Tamiasciurus, known as the pine squirrels (the others are the Douglas squirrel, T. douglasii and Mearns's squirrel, T. mearnsi). American red squirrels are also referred to as pine squirrels, North American red squirrels, boomers, and chickarees. They are medium-sized (200–250 g) diurnal mammals that defend a year-round exclusive territory. The diet of these tree squirrels is specialized on the seeds of conifer cones. As such, they are widely distributed across North America wherever conifers are common, except on the Pacific coast, where they are replaced by Douglas squirrels. Recently, American red squirrels have been expanding their range to include primarily ha
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
18
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.77
EDGE Score: 1.91

Attributes

Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [2]  37 days
Litter Size [2]  4
Litters / Year [2]  2
Maximum Longevity [2]  10 years
Weaning [2]  63 days
Adult Weight [2]  200 grams
Birth Weight [2]  7 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Nectarivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Endothermic [3]  20 %
Diet - Fruit [3]  20 %
Diet - Nectar [3]  10 %
Diet - Plants [3]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  20 %
Diet - Vertibrates [3]  10 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  11 months 12 days

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Providers

Shelter 
Picea mariana (Black spruce)[5]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Bruce Peninsula National Park; North America; Prince Edward Island National Park;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
6Exploring the Denali Food Web, ParkWise, National Park Service
7National Geographic Magazine - May 2016 - Yellowstone - The Carnivore Comeback
8Geographic variation in walnut seed size correlates with hoarding behaviour of two rodent species, N. Tamura and F. Hayashi, Ecol Res (2008) 23: 607–614
9Diet of the Timber Rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus, Rulon W. Clark, Journal of Herpetology, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 494-499, 2002
10International Flea Database
11Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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