Habitat and Ecology
It is frugivore and herbivore, feeding on nuts of coquito palms and figs. Nests of twigs and leaves may be in hollow trees or on the bushy terminal parts of tree limbs. In Southwestern Chihuahua, a female with three embryos were found in May; in Durango, in June, a female was pregnant with three embryos, and another was lactating; in Jalisco, breeding occurs in March and April, and young are present in April (Best 1995).
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 1996Lower Risk/least concern(Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
- de Grammont, P. C., Cuarón, A. & Vázquez, E. (2008). Sciurus colliaei. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
- Thorington, R.W., Jr.; Hoffmann, R.S. (2005). "Sciurus (Sciurus) colliaei". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference (3rd ed.). The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 754–818. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4. OCLC 26158608. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=12400110.
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