Jungle palm squirrel

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Jungle palm squirrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Funambulus
Subgenus: Funambulus
Species: F. tristriatus
Binomial name
Funambulus tristriatus
(Waterhouse, 1837)
Subspecies[2]
  • F. t. tristriatus
  • F. t. numarius

The jungle palm squirrel, jungle striped squirrel, or Western Ghats squirrel (Funambulus tristriatus) is a species of rodents in the Sciuridae family endemic to India. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and plantations. This species is tolerant to habitat changes and is common in tea plantations in Western Ghats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Molur, S. & Nameer, P. O. (2008). Funambulus tristriatus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 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.