Niobe ground squirrel

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Niobe ground squirrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Lariscus
Species: 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 Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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