Southern California Squirrel Survey - Resources | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

From left to right: Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger), Western Gray Squirrel (Sciurus griseus), California Ground Squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi), Squirrel Survey Outreach

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Southern California Squirrel Survey


  • Animal Diversity Website:
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  • Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide, Richard W. Thorington, Jr. and Katie E. Ferrell, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006, 183 pp.
  • Squirrels of the World, Richard W. Thorington, Jr., John L. Koprowski, Michael A. Steele, and James F. Whatton, Johns Hopkins University Press,  2012, 472 pp.
  • North American Tree Squirrels, Michael A. Steele and John L. Koprowski, Smithsonian Books, 2003, 224 pp.