Grey-bellied squirrel

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Grey-bellied squirrel
Callosciurus caniceps caniceps - Kaeng Krachan.jpg
Grey-bellied Squirrel (Callosciurus caniceps) (8681224096).jpg
Two variants:

Above—from Kaeng Krachan, Thailand
Below—from Taman Negara, Malaysia

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Callosciurus
C. caniceps
Binomial name
Callosciurus caniceps
(Gray, 1842)
  • C. c. caniceps
  • C. c. adangensis
  • C. c. bimaculatus
  • C. c. casensis
  • C. c. concolor
  • C. c. domelicus[2]

The grey-bellied squirrel (Callosciurus caniceps) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in forests, plantations and gardens in Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, southern Myanmar, southern China (Yunnan) and possibly western Laos.[1] It has been introduced in the Ryukyu Islands in Japan. As suggested by its name, its belly is usually grey, though sometimes reddish on the sides. Depending on subspecies and season, the upperparts are grey, yellowish-olive or reddish.[3]


  1. ^ a b Duckworth, J. W. (2008). "Callosciurus caniceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  2. ^ Thorington, R.W., Jr.; Hoffmann, R.S. (2005). "Family Sciuridae: Callosciurus caniceps". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference (3rd ed.). The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4. OCLC 26158608.
  3. ^ Francis, C.M. (2008). A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia. Pp. 142–143, 334. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-13551-9

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