Callosciurinae

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Callosciurinae
Temporal range: Late Pliocene - Recent
Callosciurus prevosti.jpg
Prevost's Squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Callosciurinae
Pocock, 1923
Genera

Callosciurus
Dremomys
Exilisciurus
Funambulus
Glyphotes
Hyosciurus
Lariscus
Menetes
Nannosciurus
Prosciurillus
Rhinosciurus
Rubrisciurus
Sundasciurus
Tamiops

Callosciurinae is an Asiatic subfamily of squirrels. It contains over 60 species, mostly found in South East Asia. It is named after the genus Callosciurus, which means 'Beautiful Squirrels'.

Classification[edit]

References[edit]

  • Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman. 2005. Family Sciuridae. pp. 754–818 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

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