Ruwenzori sun squirrel

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Ruwenzori sun squirrel[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Heliosciurus
Species: H. ruwenzorii
Binomial name
Heliosciurus ruwenzorii
(Schwann, 1904)
  • H. r. ruwenzorii
  • H. r. ituriensis
  • H. r. schoutedeni
  • H. r. vulcanius

The Ruwenzori sun squirrel (Heliosciurus ruwenzorii) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae.

It is found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and arable land.


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Grubb, P. & Kerbis Peterhans, J. (2008). "Heliosciurus ruwenzorii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009.