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2008-08-27 00:00:24

By Ken Ward Jr. Against the advice of outside experts, the Bush administration today will formally remove the West Virginia northern flying squirrel from the endangered species list. Interior Secretary Dick Kempthorne announced the move Monday, in a news release that credited conservation efforts and habitat restoration with rescuing the squirrel from the brink of extinction. But two of three academic experts brought in by the Interior Department recommended against the delisting....

2008-08-27 00:00:24

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The West Virginia northern flying squirrel is gliding off the federal endangered species list after more than two decades of protection. The squirrels have recovered from the brink of extinction, while conservation efforts have helped their habitat regenerate, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced Monday. Once known as the Virginia northern flying squirrel, the species lives in the high-elevation hardwood forests of the Allegheny Highlands in West...


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2007-06-25 10:54:55

The Douglas Squirrel, Tamiasciurus douglasii, is a pine squirrel found in the Pacific coastal states and provinces of North America. Douglas Squirrels live in coniferous forests, from the Sierra Nevada mountains of California northwards to coastal British Columbia. They prefer old-growth or mature second-growth forest. It is a small, lively, bush-tailed tree squirrel. Adults are (including tail) about 13 inches long. They weigh between 5 and 10.5 ounces. Their appearance varies according...

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2006-12-13 15:54:23

The flying squirrels, scientifically known as Pteromyini or Petauristini, are a tribe of squirrel (family Sciuridae). There are 43 species in this tribe, the largest of which is the woolly flying squirrel (Eupetaurus cinereus). The 2 species of the genus Glaucomys (Glaucomys sabrinus and Glaucomys volans) are native to North America. It is these that are commonly meant when the name "flying squirrel" is used in English. The term "flying" is somewhat of an inappropriate, since flying...

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2006-12-12 14:29:20

Squirrel is the common name for rodents of the family Sciuridae. In everyday speech in the English-speaking world, it usually refers to members of the genera Sciurus and Tamiasciurus. These typical members of the family are tree squirrels with large bushy tails. They are indigenous to Europe, Asia and the United States. Similar genera are found in Africa. The Sciuridae family also includes flying squirrels, and ground squirrels such as the chipmunks, prairie dogs, and woodchucks. The...

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2005-06-02 11:27:37

The northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus) is one of two species of the genus Glaucomys, the only flying squirrels found in North America. The other is the somewhat smaller southern flying squirrel (G. volans). The Northern flying squirrel is found in coniferous and mixed forests across the top of North America, from Alaska to Nova Scotia, south to North Carolina and west to northern California. Two subspecies are found in the southern Appalachians, the Carolina northern flying...

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2005-06-02 08:13:15

The southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) is one of two species of the genus Glaucomys, the only flying squirrels found in North America (the other is the somewhat larger northern flying squirrel, G. sabrinus). It is found in deciduous and mixed woods in eastern North America, from southern Ontario, southeast Quebec and Nova Scotia in Canada, to Ohio and Maine in the USA and into Mexico as well as relict populations in Central America. They have grey-brown fur on top with darker...

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