Sculptor squirrel

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Sculptor squirrel
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Callosciurinae
Tribe: Callosciurini
Genus: Glyphotes
Thomas, 1898
Species: G. simus
Binomial name
Glyphotes simus
Thomas, 1898

The sculptor squirrel or Bornean pygmy squirrel (Glyphotes simus) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is monotypic within the genus Glyphotes.[2] It is endemic to Malaysia and inhabits areas elevated at 600–1700 m.[3]

The body is 95 to 145 mm long, and the tail length is approximately 100 mm. The chest, undersurface, sides of the nose, margins of the ears and dorsal surface of the digits are yellow, whereas the tip of the tail is black.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lunde, D., Duckworth, J. W., Lee, B. & Tizard, R. J. (2008). Glyphotes simus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  2. ^ Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey (2013) Glyphotes simus sculptor squirrel. The Animal Diversity Web
  3. ^ a b Ronald M. Nowak (7 April 1999). Walker's Mammals of the World. JHU Press. pp. 1290–. ISBN 978-0-8018-5789-8. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman. 2005. Family Sciuridae. pp. 754–818 (782) in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.