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Genus: Sciurus

You have reached genus level. The genus Sciurus is made up of the tree squirrels. It includes the red squirrel, and the other species we see in British parks and gardens - the grey squirrel. We have cut out all the other types like ground squirrels and flying squirrels. There are about 30 species of Sciurus squirrels alive today.

Tree squirrels Red squirrels belong to:
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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Rodentia

Family: Sciuridae

Genus: Sciurus

Species: vulgaris

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