Irrawaddy squirrel

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Irrawaddy squirrel
Callosciurus pygerythrus Hoary-bellied Himalayan Squirrel Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve West Sikkim India 29.10.2015.jpg
From Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in West Sikkim, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Callosciurus
C. pygerythrus
Binomial name
Callosciurus pygerythrus
(I. Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, 1832)
  • C. p. pygerythrus
  • C. p. blythii
  • C. p. janetta
  • C. p. lokroides
  • C. p. mearsi
  • C. p. owensi
  • C. p. stevensi[2]

The Irrawaddy squirrel or hoary-bellied Himalayan squirrel (Callosciurus pygerythrus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal.

From Jayanti Dooars, West Bengal, India.

It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Shrestha, N.; Sarkar, S. K.; Lunde, D.; Duckworth, J. W.; Lee, B.; Tizard, R. J. & Molur, S. (2008). "Callosciurus pygerythrus". 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". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference (3rd ed.). The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 754–818. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4. OCLC 26158608.