Beecroft's flying squirrel

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Beecroft's flying squirrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Anomaluridae
Genus: Anomalurus
Species: A. beecrofti
Binomial name
Anomalurus beecrofti
Fraser, 1853
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Anomalurops beecrofti (Fraser, 1853)

Beecroft's flying squirrel or Beecroft's scaly-tailed squirrel (Anomalurus beecrofti) is a species of rodent in the family Anomaluridae.[2] Some authorities (Hutterer & Grubb, 2004) consider it to be monotypic within the genus Anomalurops. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and plantations . It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Hutterer, R.; Grubb, P.; Ekué, M. R. M. (2008). "Anomalurus beecrofti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Dieterlen, F. (2005). "Family Anomaluridae". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 1532. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.