Least pygmy squirrel

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Least pygmy squirrel
Plain pygmy-squirrel (Exilisciurus exilis), Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.jpg
Least (or Plain) Pygmy Squirrel (13970675170).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Exilisciurus
E. exilis
Binomial name
Exilisciurus exilis
(Müller, 1838)

The least pygmy squirrel (Exilisciurus exilis), also known as the plain pygmy squirrel, is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. This plain olive-brown squirrel is endemic to forest in Borneo and the Banggi Island. It is among the smallest squirrels in the world.


  1. ^ Duckworth, J. W.; Meijaard, E. & Gumal, M. (2008). "Exilisciurus exilis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  • 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.