Slender-tailed squirrel

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Slender-tailed squirrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Protoxerus
Subgenus: Allosciurus
Species: P. aubinnii
Binomial name
Protoxerus aubinnii
(Gray, 1873)
  • P. a. aubinnii
  • P. a. salae

The slender-tailed squirrel (Protoxerus aubinnii) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


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  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.