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Order: Rodentia

You have reached order level. Order Rodentia includes the red squirrel, and every other kind of rodent - like mice, rats, gophers and beavers. We have cut out all other types of mammals - like bears, rabbits, lions, kangaroos, monkeys, and many, many others. There are probably around 2,000 species of rodents alive today.

Rodents 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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