Niobe ground squirrel

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Niobe ground squirrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Lariscus
L. niobe
Binomial name
Lariscus niobe
(Thomas, 1898)

The Niobe ground squirrel (Lariscus niobe) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae.

It is endemic to the mountains of western Sumatra, and eastern Java, in Indonesia.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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