Callosciurinae

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Callosciurinae
Temporal range: Late Pliocene to recent
Callosciurus prevosti.jpg
Prevost's Squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Callosciurinae
Pocock, 1923
Genera

Callosciurus
Dremomys
Exilisciurus
Funambulus
Glyphotes
Hyosciurus
Lariscus
Menetes
Nannosciurus
Prosciurillus
Rhinosciurus
Rubrisciurus
Sundasciurus
Tamiops

The Callosciurinae are an Asiatic subfamily of squirrels containing over 60 species, mostly found in South East Asia. It is named after the genus Callosciurus, which means beautiful squirrels".

Classification[edit]

  • Family Sciuridae[1]
    • Subfamily Callosciurinae
      • Tribe Callosciurini
        • Callosciurus - Beautiful squirrels (15 species)
        • Dremomys - Red-cheeked squirrels or Asian montane squirrels (six species)
        • Exilisciurus - Asian pygmy squirrels (three species)
        • Glyphotes - sculptor squirrel
        • Hyosciurus - Long-nosed squirrels (two species)
        • Lariscus - Striped ground squirrel (four species)
        • Menetes - Berdmore's ground squirrel or Indochinese ground squirrel
        • Nannosciurus - Black-eared pygmy squirrel
        • Prosciurillus- Dwarf squirrels or Sulawesi tree squirrels (five species)
        • Rhinosciurus - Shrew-faced squirrel
        • Rubrisciurus - Red-bellied squirrel or Sulawesi giant squirrel
        • Sundasciurus - Sunda tree squirrels (two subgenera, 15 species)
        • Tamiops - Asiatic striped squirrels (four species)
      • Tribe Funambulini
        • Funambulus - palm squirrels (two subgenera, five species)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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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