Horse-tailed squirrel

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Horse-tailed squirrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Sundasciurus
Subgenus: Aletesciurus
Species: S. hippurus
Binomial name
Sundasciurus hippurus
(I. Geoffroy, 1831)
  • S. h. hippurus
  • S. h. borneensis
  • S. h. pryeri
  • S. h. hippurosus
  • S. h. ornatus

The horse-tailed squirrel (Sundasciurus hippurus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found throughout the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, as well as the southern half of the Malay Peninsula, which includes the entire nations of Brunei and Malaysia, as well as some areas of Indonesia and Thailand. There was a mention of this squirrel being found in Vietnam in 1831 (I. Geoffroy, 1831), but subsequent descriptions of this squirrel's range have not included that nation.[2]


  1. ^ Francis, C.; Meijaard, E. & Han, K. H. (2008). "Sundasciurus hippurus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 January 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Thorington, R.W., Jr.; Hoffmann, R.S. (2005). "Family Sciuridae: Sundasciurus (Aletesciurus) hippurus". 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.