Red bush squirrel

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Red bush squirrel
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P. p. ornatus of oNgoye forest
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: squirrels
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Paraxerus
Species: P. palliatus
Binomial name
Paraxerus palliatus
(Peters, 1852)
Subspecies[2]
  • P. p. palliatus
  • P. p. bridgemani
  • P. p. frerei
  • P. p. ornatus
  • P. p. sponsus
  • P. p. swynnertoni
  • P. p. tanae

The Red bush squirrel (Paraxerus palliatus) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

The southern-most subspecies Paraxerus palliatus ornatus is endemic to oNgoye Forest in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grubb, P. (2008). Paraxerus palliatus. 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.