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(Dr Rich) Neoloma Drummondii Rocky Mtn [Neoloma] Floridiana say & ord Brought from E [Houda] in 1818 by [Ord] but not described until 1825

Chickaree or Hudson Bay Sq [squirrel] far the most industrious & lays up the greatest quantity of food

Greek Skiouros from skia a shade & [oura] a tail shade tail sit on branch with tail depressed dances to his own music whilst barking it seats itself for a few moments in a branch of a tree elevates its tail over its back [tunnels] the head & [binding] the point backward [continues] to jerk its body & [elevate] & depress the tail at the repetition of each successive note

There are about sixty or 70 [species] of this genus known to authors about 20 will [ ] [spurs] [exist]

in N Am Sciurus Carolinensis (S gray sq [squirrel]) - gmel [Sciurus] migratorius, N gray [Sciurus] Richardsonii back from R Mtns [Rocky Mountains] called red sq [squirrel] by Lewis & Clark said to be smaller than either Doug [Douglas] or Chick [Chickaree] - I doubt the species

Tamias Greek - a keeper of stores from [ref] to cheek-[ ] one species in Northern portions of Eastern continent, 4 in N & one in S Am

Chipping sq [squirrel] Hackee Tamias Lysterii Ray. Full of vivacity pays with the utmost grace & agility among broken rocks on trees about the [farm] or wood pasture - from its busy lively habits [occupies] the [place] of the wren [enemy] the feathered [ ]

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