Forest giant squirrel

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Forest giant squirrel
African giant squirrel.jpg
South Nandi Forest, Kenya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Protoxerus
Subgenus: Protoxerus
Species: P. stangeri
Binomial name
Protoxerus stangeri
(Waterhouse, 1842)
Subspecies[2]
  • P. s. stangeri
  • P. s. bea
  • P. s. centricola
  • P. s. cooperi
  • P. s. eborivorus
  • P. s. kabobo
  • P. s. kwango
  • P. s. loandae
  • P. s. nigeriae
  • P. s. personatus
  • P. s. signatus
  • P. s. temminckii

The forest giant squirrel (Protoxerus stangeri) or Stanger's squirrel is a species of rodents in the family Sciuridae found in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grubb, P. & Ekué, M. R. M. (2008). "Protoxerus stangeri". 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.