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sciurid

(sī′yo͝o-rĭd′)
n.
Any of various rodents of the family Sciuridae, which includes the squirrels, prairie dogs, and marmots.

sci′u·rid′ adj.
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We also calculated mean capture rates excluding sciurids (red squirrel [Tamiasciurus hudsonicus], eastern chipmunk [T.
The analysis of sciurid scapulae also demonstrates the utility of thin-plate splines for studies of morphological transformations.
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Figures 4-6 clearly show that many taxa, particularly amongst the sciurids, castorids, glirids and insectivores, are only sporadically recorded.
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Nonetheless, use for one year does not negatively bias use the following year unless larger sciurids enlarge the entrance hole and take up residency in the box.
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The northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus), a highly specialized arboreal sciurid, is dependent upon mature forests with a significant conifer component (Wells-Gosling and Heaney, 1984; Weigl et al., 1999; Loeb el al., 2000; Weigl, 2007).
This ground-dwelling sciurid is abundant in many places, especially in parks and cemeteries, on golf courses, along highway rights-of-way, and the like.
(3) Do seed-predator and, in particular, sciurid biomasses vary with habitat structure?
This sciurid is notoriously difficult to take in traps, but we shot two, and retrieved another from a low-walled watering trough into which it had fallen and drowned.