Palawan flying squirrel

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Palawan flying squirrel
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Hylopetes
Species: H. nigripes
Binomial name
Hylopetes nigripes
(Thomas, 1893)

The Palawan flying squirrel or tapilak (Hylopetes nigripes) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

Its population is decreasing as time goes on. It is a nocturnal species, and is mainly being destroyed by deforestation


  1. ^ Ong, P.; Tabaranza, B.; Rosell-Ambal, G. & Balete, D. (2008). "Hylopetes nigripes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009.