Himalayan striped squirrel

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Himalayan Striped Squirrel
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Tamiops
Species: T. mcclellandii
Binomial name
Tamiops mcclellandii
(Horsfield, 1840)
Subspecies[2]
  • T. m. mcclellandii
  • T. m. barbei
  • T. m. collinus
  • T. m. inconstans
  • T. m. kongensis
  • T. m. leucotis

The Himalayan Striped Squirrel (Tamiops mcclellandii), also known as Western Striped Squirrel, or Burmese Striped Squirrel, is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It lives in a variety of forest from tropical to subtropical in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. This species is diurnal, arboreal and feeds on fruits, vegetable matter, and insects. It often seen in small groups and use tree holes for shelter. [3] [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duckworth, J. W., Lunde, D. & Molur, S. (2008). Tamiops macclellandii. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 8 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. 
  3. ^ Francis, Charles M. (2008). A Field Guide to the Mammals of South-East Asia. New Holland Publisher (UK) Ltd
  4. ^ Thorington, R. W. Jr., Koprowski, J. L., Steele, M. A. and J. F. Whatton. (2012). Squirrels of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.