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Central American Dwarf Squirrel

(Microsciuris alfari)

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The Central American Dwarf Squirrel is also called Alfaro's Pygmy Squirrel. A small squirrel, usually wilh short hair; back and sides brown, olive-brown or blackish; very short ears; tail dark or lighler-colored; 12 to 16cm. (5 to 6 in), plus tail almost as long as body. (Ardilla, Chisa).


low, middle, and higher elevation wet forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; arboreal; but also found on the ground.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Poás Volcano National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Central American Dwarf Squirrel (Microsciuris alfari), Costa Rica