Afghan flying squirrel

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Afghan flying squirrel
Bonner zoologische Beiträge - Herausgeber- Zoologisches Forschungsinstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn (1995) (20393664605).jpg
Two (probably dead) Afghan flying squirrels carried by a German nature researcher in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
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 family Sciuridae. It is endemic to Afghanistan.

Taxonomy[edit]

The taxonomy of the Afghan flying squirrel is as follows:

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

Biology[edit]

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]

Location[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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

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