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squirrel

small, arboreal, mostly herbivorous rodents varying in color from gray to shiny black, red and cream, and in size from mouse to large cat. Some are insectivorous, and many are terrestrial, e.g. the chipmunks. Some glide although they are called flying squirrels. Most squirrels are diurnal but the flying genera are nocturnal. They are all members of the family Sciuridae, which includes a very large number of species, and are distinguished by their fine, dense fur and their bushy, plume-like tails and ears that are often surmounted by tufts of hair.

squirrel corn
dicentracanadensis.
squirrel fibroma
a poxvirus disease caused by a member of the genus Leporipoxvirus in which there are typical subcutaneous fibroma lesions. The virus isolated from the lesions has been used to produce fibroma lesions in rabbits.
fox squirrel
this species has a characteristic of inherited porphyria manifested by fluorescence of bones and teeth when viewed under ultraviolet light, and a pink coloration of these and other tissues. There is no photosensitization. Called also Sciurus spp.
squirrel monkey
a dramatically colored, e.g. yellow-green with red lower limbs, squirrel-sized, carnivorous monkey distinguished by its large brain. Called also Saimiri sciureus.
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The journeys to the samplings sites were carried out three days a week, twice a day, at 0500 HR and at 1000 HR and between 1400 HR and 1600 HR, since the activity peaks of the squirrel monkey occur at these hours (3.
One of the most famous squirrel monkeys was Miss Baker, who was of the first two animals to be sent into space in 1959 by the USA and then recovered alive.
Two weeks ago a squirrel monkey died from a viral infection.
The decreased time of manifestation of disease, differences in glycoform patterns, and distribution of PrPres in brain tissue suggested that the CWD agent was still adapting within the squirrel monkey.
SIGN: Pet paradise; FRONT: Door to monkey heaven; BACK: Monkey playpens in back garden; PALS: Jean with squirrel monkey Charlotte; GOING APE: Pet monkeys have run of the house at Jean's place Pictures: RICHARD WALKER/ROSS PARRY AGENCY
Genetic relationships among the three squirrel monkey types: implications for taxonomy, biomedical research, and captive breeding.
A Squirrel monkey because they look incredibly cute.
Transmission of human spongiform encephalopathies to experimental animals: comparison of the chimpanzee and squirrel monkey.
Marlon Brown (23), was in a group who stole the endangered Bolivian squirrel monkey from his enclosure at Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey.
Some cases of renal lithiasis, pyelonephritis and glomerulonephritis are frequent in the squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviensis) (Strickland and Clarkson 1985).
It is understood that social workers, criticised for their handling of the case, and for being more interested in Leask's pet squirrel monkey than her daughter, had pleaded for leniency because of the pregnancy.