Mutable sun squirrel

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Mutable sun squirrel
Heliosciurus mutabilis Peters 1852.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Heliosciurus
H. mutabilis
Binomial name
Heliosciurus mutabilis
(Peters, 1852)
  • H. m. mutabilis
  • H. m. beirae
  • H. m. chirindensis
  • H. m. shirensis
  • H. m. vumbae[2]

The mutable sun squirrel (Heliosciurus mutabilis) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, moist savanna, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.


  1. ^ Grubb, P. & Kerbis Peterhans, J. (2008). "Heliosciurus mutabilis". 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.