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Funambulus palmarum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Callosciurinae
Genus: Funambulus
Lesson, 1835

Funambulus layardi
Funambulus palmarum
Funambulus pennantii
Funambulus sublineatus
Funambulus obscurus
Funambulus tristriatus

  • Palmista Gray, 1867
  • Tamiodes Pocock, 1923

Funambulus is a genus of rodents in the Sciuridae (squirrel) family. It contains these species:[1][2][3]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Funambulus, MSW3
  3. ^ Dissanayake, Rajith; Oshida, Tatsuo (2012). "The systematics of the dusky striped squirrel, Funambulus sublineatus (Waterhouse, 1838) (Rodentia: Sciuridae) and its relationships to Layard's squirrel, Funambulus layardi Blyth, 1849". Journal of Natural History. 46 (1-2): 91–116. doi:10.1080/00222933.2011.626126. 
  4. ^ Rajith Dissanayake. 2012. The Nilgiri striped squirrel (Funambulus sublineatus), and the dusky striped squirrel (Funambulus obscurus), two additions to the endemic mammal fauna of India and Sri Lanka. Small Mammal Mail. Vol 3(2):6-7