Dwarf scaly-tailed squirrel

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Dwarf scaly-tailed squirrel
Anomalurus pusillus
Artist: Joseph Smit, 1888
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Anomaluridae
Genus: Anomalurus
Species: A. pusillus
Binomial name
Anomalurus pusillus
Thomas, 1887
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The dwarf scaly-tailed squirrel (Anomalurus pusillus) is a species of rodent in the family Anomaluridae.[2] It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Uganda, and Canamanland. The species is nocturnal and arboreal and lives in subtropical or tropical lowland rainforest. It is currently not considered to be threatened by habitat loss; "much of the habitat within parts of the known range of this species is relatively intact, and the species is unlikely to be experiencing any significant declines."[3]


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. & Decher, J. (2008). Anomalurus pusillus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  2. ^ Dieterlen, F. (2005). "Family Anomaluridae". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1533. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ "Anomalurus pusillus / Assessment Information". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 2 November 2012.