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Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis chiricahuae)
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Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis)

Description: Mexican Fox Squirrels (Sciurus nayaritensis chiricahuae) are large, gray and ochre (orange) tree squirrels with a very long, bushy tail edged in white. The body is gray above and ochre below. The head and body are about 11-12 inches long, and the tail is another 10-11 inches long.

Taxonomy: Rodentia, Sciuridae, Tree Squirrels. Also called Apache and Chiricahua Fox Squirrels. This subspecies is endemic to the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona.

Where to Find: Don't look for Mexican Fox Squirrels around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in Pine-Oak forests in the middle and higher elevation mountains of southeastern Arizona and southward into central Mexico.

Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis) Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis)
Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis) Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis)
Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis) Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis)
Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis) Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis)
Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis) Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis)
Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis) Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis)
Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis) Mexican Fox Squirrel (Sciurus nayaritensis)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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