Fire-footed rope squirrel

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Fire-footed rope squirrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Funisciurus
F. pyrropus
Binomial name
Funisciurus pyrropus
(F. Cuvier, 1833)
  • F. p. pyrropus
  • F. p. akka
  • F. p. leonis
  • F. p. leucostigma
  • F. p. mandingo
  • F. p. nigrensis
  • F. p. niveatus
  • F. p. pembertoni
  • F. p. talboti[2]
Funisciurus pyrropus distribution.svg
Geographic range

The fire-footed rope squirrel (Funisciurus pyrropus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, moist savanna, and plantations.


  1. ^ Grubb, P. (2008). "Funisciurus pyrropus". 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.