Sciurus carolinensis pennsylvanicus
English : Eastern gray squirrel
French : Ecureuil gris
Class : Mammalia
Order : Rodentia
Family : Sciuridae
Notes : 4 other subspecies known.
Adults can reach a body length of 30 cm, tail length of 26 cm and a weight up to 600 g. Very bushy and fluffy tail. Its coloration is mostly grey-brown and its underside light grey-white. Melanistic and leucistic forms are found.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in north America, from central and eastern south Canada to most of eastern half and eastern-central parts of USA. Subspecies found from southeast Canada to northeast USA. Lives in open woodlands, urban and suburban gardens, forests.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species is common to abundant and its range is increasing. It has been introduced in many parts of the world and is now very well established.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known