Hyosciurus

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Hyosciurus
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Callosciurinae
Tribe: Callosciurini
Genus: Hyosciurus
Archbold & Tate, 1935
Species

Hyosciurus heinrichi
Hyosciurus ileile

Hyosciurus is a genus of rodent in the Sciuridae family endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia. It contains the following species:

The genus name is a combination of Greek hys, hyos 'pig' and skiouros 'squirrel', in reference to the snouts which are relatively long compared to other squirrels.

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.