Protoxerini

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Protoxerini
Heliosciurus 2.jpg
Heliosciurus gambianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Xerinae
Tribe: Protoxerini
Moore, 1959
Genera

Epixerus
Funisciurus
Heliosciurus
Myosciurus
Paraxerus
Protoxerus

Protoxerini is a tribe of squirrels found in Africa. There are thirty species in six genera.

Genera[edit]

Epixerus (monotypic)
Funisciurus (9 species)
Heliosciurus (6 species)
Myosciurus (monotypic)
Paraxerus (11 species)
Protoxerus (2 species)

References[edit]

  • Thorington, R. W. and R. S. Hoffmann. 2005. Family Sciuridae. Pp 754–818 in Mammal Species of the World A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.