Red-cheeked rope squirrel

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Red-cheeked rope squirrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Funisciurus
Species: F. leucogenys
Binomial name
Funisciurus leucogenys
(Waterhouse, 1842)
  • F. l. leucogenys
  • F. l. auriculatus
  • F. l. oliviae

The red-cheeked rope squirrel (Funisciurus leucogenys) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


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