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Richardson's Red Squirrel

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus richardsoni

Subspecies of Red Squirrel

First Noted by Expedition
February 25, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.

The smallest tree squirrel in its range. Rust red to grayish red above, brightest on sides; white or grayish white below. Tail similar to back color, but outlined with broad black band edged with white.

Often abundant in any kind of forest: natural coniferous forests, pine plantations, mixed, or hardwood forests; often around buildings.

Throughout much of Alaska and Canada; in U.S., south through Rocky Mountain states; in East, south to Iowa, northern Illinois, northern Indiana, northern Ohio, northern Virginia, and through Alleghenies.

Species information from enature.com

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