Slender squirrel

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Slender squirrel
Sundasciurus tenuis.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Sundasciurus
S. tenuis
Binomial name
Sundasciurus tenuis
(Horsfield, 1824)
  • S. t. tenuis
  • S. t. bancarus
  • S. t. modestus
  • S. t. parvus
  • S. t. procerus[2]

The slender squirrel (Sundasciurus tenuis) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is arboreal and found in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. The body is brown on the upper parts and light grey on the underparts. The body measures about 13–16 cm, with a slightly shorter slender tail. It feeds on soft bark, fruits and insects.


  1. ^ Duckworth, J. W. & Meijaard, E. (2008). "Sundasciurus tenuis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 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.
Bukit Timah hill, Singapore