Afghan flying squirrel
|Afghan flying squirrel|
|Two (probably dead) Afghan flying squirrels carried by a German nature researcher in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan|
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
|Subspecies:||E. f. baberi|
|Eoglaucomys fimbriatus baberi
The taxonomy of the Afghan flying squirrel is as follows:
- Kingdom - Animalia
- Phylum - Chordata
- Class - Mammalia
- Order - Rodentia
- Family - Sciuridae
The Afghan flying squirrel is not considered to be threatened to become an endangered species because it is widely distributed, it has a large population, and the population is not declining fast enough. The only threats that affect the Afghan flying squirrel are selective logging, modernization, hunting for the fur trade.It has a generation time of approximately 4 to 5 years, and it has up to two litters annually. It usually has 2 to 4 young.
The Afghan flying squirrel is known to be found in montane coniferous forests. The Afghan flying squirrel is native to the following countries:
- "Eoglaucomys fimbriatus". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
- Baillie, J. 1996. Hylopetes baberi[permanent dead link]. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 29 July 2007.
- 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.
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