Tufted pygmy squirrel

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Tufted pygmy squirrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Exilisciurus
E. whiteheadi
Binomial name
Exilisciurus whiteheadi
(Thomas, 1887)

The tufted pygmy squirrel (Exilisciurus whiteheadi) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is endemic to highland forest in Borneo. The common name of this tiny squirrel refers to its distinctive ear-tufts.

Its diet consists mainly of the lichens and mosses which cover the trees it inhabits.


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  • 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.