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Descriptor English: Sciuridae
Descriptor Spanish: Sciuridae
Descriptor Portuguese: Sciuridae
Descriptor French: Sciuridae
Entry term(s): Chipmunk
Chipmunks
Citellus
Dog, Prairie
Dogs, Prairie
Eutamias
Prairie Dog
Prairie Dogs
Spermophilus
Squirrel
Squirrels
Suslik
Susliks
Tamias
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.992.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://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.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
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
DeCS ID: 12970
Unique ID: D012589
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/12
Sciuridae - Preferred
Concept UI M0019533
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.
Preferred term Sciuridae
Susliks - Narrower
Concept UI M0019534
Preferred term Susliks
Entry term(s) Citellus
Spermophilus
Suslik
Prairie Dogs - Narrower
Concept UI M0019532
Preferred term Prairie Dogs
Entry term(s) Dog, Prairie
Dogs, Prairie
Prairie Dog
Squirrels - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0019536
Preferred term Squirrels
Entry term(s) Squirrel
Chipmunks - Narrower
Concept UI M0019530
Preferred term Chipmunks
Entry term(s) Chipmunk
Tamias
Eutamias - Narrower
Concept UI M0019531
Preferred term Eutamias



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