Vincent's bush squirrel

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Vincent's bush squirrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Paraxerus
P. vincenti
Binomial name
Paraxerus vincenti
Hayman, 1950

Vincent's bush squirrel (Paraxerus vincenti) is a species of rodents in the family Sciuridae, named in honour of Jack Vincent. It is endemic to Mozambique. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and it is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kerbis Peterhans, J. (2008). "Paraxerus vincenti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • Thorington, Jr., Richard W.; Schennum, Chad E. (2013). "Paraxerus vincenti Vincent's Bush Squirrel (Selinda Mountain Squirrel)". In Happold, David. Rodents, Hares and Rabbits. Mammals of Africa. 3. London: Bloomsbury. pp. 88–89.
  • Viljoen, S. (1989). "Taxonomy and historical zoogeography of the red squirrel, Paraxerus palliatus (Peters, 1852) in the Southern African subregion (Rodentia: Sciuridae)". Annals of the Transvaal Museum. 35 (2): 49–60. hdl:10520/AJA00411752_110.
  • Hayman, R.W. (1950). "Two new African squirrels". Journal of Natural History. Ser. 12. 3 (27): 262–264. doi:10.1080/00222935008654713.