Afghan flying squirrel

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Afghan Flying Squirrel
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Eoglaucomys
Species: Eoglaucomys fimbriatus
Subspecies: E. f. baberi
Trinomial name
Eoglaucomys fimbriatus baberi
(Blyth, 1847)

The Afghan Flying Squirrel (Eoglaucomys fimbriatus baberi) is a subspecies of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is endemic to Afghanistan.


The taxonomy of the Afghan Flying Squirrel is as follows:

  • Kingdom - Animalia
  • Phylum - Chordata
  • Class - Mammalia
  • Order - Rodentia
  • Family - Sciuridae[1]


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.[1]


The Afghan Flying Squirrel is known to be found in montane coniferous forests. The Afghan Flying Squirrel is native to the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • India
  • Pakistan[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Eoglaucomys fimbriatus". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 


  • Baillie, J. 1996. Hylopetes baberi. 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.