Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Sciuridae > Genus: Sciurus > Species: Sciurus anomalus

Persian squirrel - Sciurus anomalus Schreber, 1785

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Unknown
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
Natura 2000 species code 1336


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Anatolska veverica Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ardilla persa Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Écureuil de Perse French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kaukasisches Eichhörnchen German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kaukasuseekhoorn Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Maloazijska vjeverica Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Pärsia orav Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Persiaekorn Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Persian squirrel English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Persianorava Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Persisk ekorre Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Perzsa mókus Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Scoiattolo dell'Asia Minore Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Veverka krátkouchá Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Wiewiórka kaukaska Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Sciurus caucasicus Pallas, 1811
Sciurus russatus Wagner, 1842
Sciurus persicus (not Erxleben, 1777) Auct.
Sciurus syriacus Ehrenberg, 1828
Sciurus historicus Gray, 1867
Sciurus fulvus Blanford, 1875
Sciurus anomalus pallescens Gray, 1867

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2008-02-21 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Sciurus anomalus
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