Habitat interrelationships of Abert squirrels (Sciurus aberti) and fox squirrels (Sciurus niger) in Boulder County, Colorado
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Habitat interrelationships of Abert squirrels (Sciurus aberti) and fox squirrels (Sciurus niger) in Boulder County, Colorado by Vicki M Littlefield

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Written in English


  • Abert"s squirrel -- Food,
  • Fox squirrel -- Food,
  • Squirrels -- Colorado -- Habitat

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Statementby Victoria M. Littlefield
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 93 leaves :
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14416532M

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Habitat Abert’s squirrels live, nest, feed and seek refuge from enemies mostly in Ponderosa pine forests, but also can be found in mixed coniferous forests where they are likely to have been introduced by humans. Located throughout New Mexico, three subspecies are isolated from one another in different mountain ranges. In Mexico, Abert's squirrels are presented by two large but isolated populations. The ideal habitat of this species is mountainous areas, dominated by ponderosa pine tree. In the past, Abert's squirrels were mistakenly thought to be dependent on this tree. In fact, they just rely heavily on it. Abert squirrel cover requirements in southwestern ponderosa pine. Fort Collins, Colo.: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: David R Patton.   Previous studies show that high-quality habitat for Abert's squirrels has a canopy cover >50% (Dodd et al., ), and analysis suggests that maintaining a threshold at or above % of high-quality habitat may be important for Abert's squirrels (Dodd et al., ).

Abert's Squirrels is the eighth book in the Studies for Wildlife Artists Series. The objective in this series is to provide many views of one, or a few, species to assist those artists who are particular about getting every detail just right. There are 28 pictures in the book. A combination of illustrated field guide, fact book, and folklore collection, "Squirrels" is a new kind of wildlife book. This concise, illustrated handbook presents an accurate, informative portrait of squirrels in their natural habitat, along with an examination of their relationship to man. Most Americans live in s: Abert's squirrel is also know as the tassel-eared squirrel. It has long tufts or tassels of fur on its ears. Its fur is gray on the sides, reddish on the back and white on the belly. It has a bushy tail with white fur on the underside. In the summer, its ear tassels may be smaller or they may disappear. Abert's squirrel has long rear paws and strong hind legs.   Abert’s squirrels are found sporadically throughout the Rocky Mountains, from Arizona to Mexico. They are named in honor of Col. John James Abert, an American soldier, and naturalist. Scientific Classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia Order Rodentia Family Sciuridae Genus Sciurus Subgenus Otosciurus Scientific Name Sciurus aberti Quick Information Also .

McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, N.Y. pp. PATTON, D. R. Abert squirrel cover require- Habitat requirements of the Abert squirrel (Sciurus aberti navajo) on the Monticello District, Manti-LaSal National Forest Abert squirrel-ponderosa pine relationships at the Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Flagstaff, Ariz. Abert's squirrel or the tassel-eared squirrel (Sciurus aberti) is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus native to the southern Rocky Mountains from the United States to the northern Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico, with concentrations found in Arizona, the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, and southwestern is closely associated with, and largely confined to, cool dry ponderosa pine forests. PLANT COMMUNITIES: The Abert's squirrel is closely associated with, and nearly confined to, cool, dry interior ponderosa pine forests. In Arizona ponderosa pine forests are most extensive between 5, and 8, feet (1,, m) elevation. Abert's squirrels occur in pure. Abert’s squirrels are known to occur in a diversity of habitats from high- elevation alpine meadows to low-elevation pinyon pine (Allred, ), suggesting that the species is not as restricted in habitat use as previously described (Edelman and Koprowski, ).