Anomalurus

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Anomalurus
Temporal range: Middle Miocene to Recent
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Anomalurus beecrofti
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Anomaluridae
Subfamily: Anomalurinae
Gervais, 1849
Genus: Anomalurus
Waterhouse, 1843
Type species
A. fraseri[1]
Waterhouse, 1843
Species

A. beecrofti
A. derbianus
A. pelii
A. pusillus

Synonyms

Anomalurops Matschie, 1914

Anomalurus is the largest genus in the rodent family Anomaluridae, with four species. It is the only genus in the subfamily Anomalurinae.

Species[edit]

Beecroft's Scaly-tailed Squirrel, Anomalurus beecrofti, is sometimes moved to its own genus, Anomalurops, but Dieterlen (2005) and other authorities consider it to be part of Anomalurus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan Kingdon; David Happold; Thomas Butynski,; et al. (2013). Mammals of Africa, Volumes 1-6. A&C Black. p. 603. ISBN 1408189968.
  • Dieterlen, F. 2005. Family Anomaluridae. Pp. 1532-1534 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.