|photo courtesy of Tom Stevenson|
The Eastern Gray squirrel (S. carolinensis) and Fox squirrel (S. niger) are found throughout the Eastern United States, from Florida to Canada and west to the great plains grasslands.
S. niger is also found in the Dakotas, Colorado and Texas but is not found in New England. (Halloran 1999)
The Southern Flying squirrel (G. volans) also inhabits the Eastern U.S., range into Minnesota and Texas but is not found in New England.
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