Black-eared squirrel

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Black-eared squirrel
Temporal range: Recent
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Nannosciurus
Trouessart, 1880
N. melanotis
Binomial name
Nannosciurus melanotis
(Müller, 1840)
  • N. m. melanotis
  • N. m. bancanus
  • N. m. borneanus
  • N. m. pulcher[2]

The black-eared squirrel (Nannosciurus melanotis) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is monotypic within the genus Nannosciurus.[3] This tiny squirrel is found in forests in Borneo, Sumatra and Java. Except for its striking whitish and black facial markings, the black-eared squirrel resembles the least pygmy squirrel.


  1. ^ Francis, C.; Gumal, M. & Han, K. H. (2008). "Nannosciurus melanotis". 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.
  3. ^ "Nannosciurus Trouessart, 1880". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.