Maritime striped squirrel

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Maritime Striped Squirrel
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Tamiops
Species: T. maritimus
Binomial name
Tamiops maritimus
(Bonhote, 1900)
Subspecies[2]
  • T. m. maritimus
  • T. m. hainanus
  • T. m. moi
  • T. m. monticolus

The Maritime Striped Squirrel (Tamiops maritimus) or Eastern striped Squirrel is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Taiwan. This species is diurnal, highly arboreal and feeds on fruits, seeds, insects; in addition its diet includes nectar of ginger (Alpinia kwangsiensis).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duckworth, J. W. & Lunde, D. (2008). Tamiops maritimus. 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. ^ 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.