Gambian sun squirrel

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Gambian Sun Squirrel
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Heliosciurus
Species: H. gambianus
Binomial name
Heliosciurus gambianus
(Ogilby, 1835)
Subspecies[2]
  • H. g. gambianus
  • H. g. abassensis
  • H. g. bongensis
  • H. g. canaster
  • H. g. dysoni
  • H. g. elegans
  • H. g. hoogstraali
  • H. g. kaffensis
  • H. g. lateris
  • H. g. limbutas
  • H. g. loandicus
  • H. g. madogae
  • H. g. multicolor
  • H. g. omensis
  • H. g. rhodesiae
  • H. g. senescens

The Gambian Sun Squirrel (Heliosciurus gambianus) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia. Its natural habitat is moist savanna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grubb, P. & Ekué, M. R. M. (2008). Heliosciurus gambianus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  2. ^ Thorington, R.W., Jr.; Hoffmann, R.S. (2005). "Family Sciuridae". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference (3rd ed.). The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 754–818. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4. OCLC 26158608.