Lariscus

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Striped ground squirrels
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Callosciurinae
Tribe: Callosciurini
Genus: Lariscus
Thomas & Wroughton, 1909
Species

L. hosei (Thomas, 1892)
L. insignis (F. Cuvier, 1821)
L. niobe (Thomas, 1898)
L. obscurus (Miller, 1903)

Striped ground squirrels (genus Lariscus) form a taxon of squirrels under the subfamily Callosciurinae. They are only found in Southeast Asia. Species in this genus include:

  • The Four-striped Ground Squirrel (L. hosei, syn. Sciurus hosei), endemic to Borneo, its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is listed as "Near Threatened" by the IUCN Red List due to habitat loss.[1]
  • The Mentawai Three-striped Squirrel (L. obscurus), endemic to Indonesia, also lives in subtropical or tropical dry forests, and is listed as "Near Threatened" by the IUCN due to habitat loss.[2]
  • The Niobe Ground Squirrel (L. niobe), like L. obscuris, lives in the subtropical and tropical forests of Indonesia, but the IUCN does not have enough data to make a definite status determination.[2]
  • The Three-striped Ground Squirrel (L. insignis), found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Listed as "Least Concern" by the IUCN.[3]

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.
  1. ^ Duckworth, J. W. & Hedges, S. (2008). Lariscus hosei. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  2. ^ a b Aplin, K. & Lunde, D. (2008). Lariscus obscurus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  3. ^ Hedges, S., Duckworth, J. W., Lee, B. & Tizard, R. J. (2008). Lariscus insignis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.

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