Brooke's squirrel

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Brooke's squirrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Sundasciurus
Species:
S. brookei
Binomial name
Sundasciurus brookei
(Thomas, 1892)

Brooke's squirrel (Sundasciurus brookei) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. It was named for Charles Brooke, the second White Rajah of Sarawak by Oldfield Thomas from a specimen collected by Charles Hose on Mt Dulit.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lunde, D. & Aplin, K. (2008). "Sundasciurus brookei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  2. ^ Phillipps' Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo and Their Ecology
  • Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman. 2005. Family Sciuridae. pp. 754–818 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.