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Sciuridae MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Sciuridae
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.992.750
Unique ID
D012589
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012589
Scope Note
A family of the order Rodentia which contains 49 genera. Some of the more common genera are MARMOTA, which includes the marmot and woodchuck; Sciurus, the gray squirrel, S. carolinensis, and the fox squirrel, S. niger; Tamias, the eastern and western chipmunk; and Tamiasciurus, the red squirrel. The flying squirrels, except the scaly-tailed Anomaluridae, also belong to this family.
Entry Term(s)
Chipmunks
Citellus
Eutamias
Prairie Dogs
Spermophilus
Squirrels
Susliks
Tamias
Registry Number
txid55153
Related Numbers
txid33553
txid54071
txid9996
Previous Indexing
Rodentia (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note
82; was SQUIRRELS 1968-81; CHIPMUNKS was see under RODENTS 1975-81; GROUND SQUIRRELS was see SQUIRRELS 1981, was indexed under RODENTS or SQUIRRELS 1975-80; MARMOTA was MARMOTS see under RODENTS 1975-81
Online Note
use SCIURIDAE to search SQUIRRELS 1968-81 & CHIPMUNKS & GROUND SQUIRRELS 1975-81
History Note
82; was SQUIRRELS 1968-81; CHIPMUNKS was see under RODENTS 1975-81; GROUND SQUIRRELS was see SQUIRRELS 1981, was see under CHIPMUNKS 1975-80
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Sciuridae Preferred
Susliks Narrower
Prairie Dogs Narrower
Squirrels Related
Chipmunks Narrower
Eutamias Narrower
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