Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
Red Squirrel (Sciuris vulgaris)

Grey squirrel
Adult Grey Squirrel- lateral view
red squirrel
Adult Red Squirrel-lateral view

grey squirrel ventral
Grey Squirrel- Ventral View
red squirrel ventral
Red Squirrel-Ventral View

red and grey squirrels dorsal view
Dorsal View
Left: Red Squirrel Right:Grey Squirrel


Grey Squirrel Red Squirrel
Order: Rodentia Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Sciurus Genus: Sciurus
Species: S.carolinensis Species: S.vulgaris

Dental Formula I=1/1 C=0/0 P=2/1 M=3/3


Grey Squirrel Red Squirrel
Maximum length: 61.3mm Maximum length:51.4mm
Maximum width: 32.5mm Maximum width:31mm
Nasal length: 21.7mm Nasal length:15.1 mm
Palate length: 32.6mm Palate length:27.3 mm


The grey squirrel is the largest of the two species, its nasal bones are usually more than 17 millimetres in length. The red squirrel has a smaller skull, with a nasal bone length usually less than 16 millimetres.

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