Red-legged sun squirrel

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Red-legged Sun Squirrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Heliosciurus
Species: H. rufobrachium
Binomial name
Heliosciurus rufobrachium
(Waterhouse, 1842)
Subspecies[2]
  • H. r. rufobrachium
  • H. r. arrhenii
  • H. r. aubryi
  • H. r. benga
  • H. r. brauni
  • H. r. caurinus
  • H. r. coenosus
  • H. r. emissus
  • H. r. hardyi
  • H. r. isabellinus
  • H. r. keniae
  • H. r. leakyi
  • H. r. leonensis
  • H. r. lualabae
  • H. r. maculatus
  • H. r. medjianus
  • H. r. nyansae
  • H. r. obfuscatus
  • H. r. occidentalis
  • H. r. pasha
  • H. r. rubricatus
  • H. r. semlikii

The Red-legged Sun Squirrel (Heliosciurus rufobrachium) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist savanna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grubb, P. & Ekué, M. R. M. (2008). Heliosciurus rufobrachium. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 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.