Bangss mountain squirrel

Syntheosciurus brochus

Bangs's mountain squirrel is a nearly unknown species of tree squirrel, that only lives in Costa Rica and Panama. It can be found in mountain rain forests at an altitude between 1,900 and 2,600 metres , and lives mainly in the tree tops, but sometimes on the forest floor as well. One of its habitats is at the summit of the Poás Volcano in Costa Rica, in a Clusia forest that is almost inaccessible for humans.
Bangs' s mountain squirrel at Volcan Poas Bangs'S Mountain Squirrel (Syntheosciurus brochus) seen at Volcan Poas Bangs's Mountain Squirrel,Bangss mountain squirrel,Costa Rica,Syntheosciurus brochus,Volcan Poas

Appearance

The squirrel's head and body measure 15 centimetres , with a 13 centimetres tail. It has an olive brown back and an orange-red belly. Because of the shape of its skull and teeth, the species has been separated from the genus of typical tree squirrels, ''Sciurus'', into its own genus ''Syntheosciurus''.

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Status: Near threatened | Trend: Unknown
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderRodentia
FamilySciuridae
GenusSyntheosciurus
SpeciesS. brochus
Photographed in
Costa Rica