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Species: vulgaris

You have reached species level. Sciurus vulgaris is in a group on its own. Each species name describes just one animal. So each animal gets its scientific name from the combination of its genus name and its species name. We have cut out all the other types of Sciurus tree squirrel, like the grey squirrel.

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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Rodentia

Family: Sciuridae

Genus: Sciurus

Species: vulgaris

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