African striped squirrel

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African striped squirrels
Temporal range: Recent
Funisciurus isabella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Xerinae
Tribe: Protoxerini
Genus: Funisciurus
Trouessart, 1880
Species

African striped squirrels (genus Funisciurus), or rope squirrels, form a taxon of squirrels under the subfamily Xerinae and the tribe Protoxerini. They are only found in western and central Africa.

African striped squirrels have been implicated in the spread of human monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

There are 9 species in the genus:

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