Maritime striped squirrel

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Maritime striped squirrel
Tamiops maritimus Sanqingshan.jpg
at Mount Sanqing, Jianxi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Tamiops
Species:
T. maritimus
Binomial name
Tamiops maritimus
(Bonhote, 1900)
Subspecies
  • T. m. maritimus
  • T. m. hainanus
  • T. m. moi
  • T. m. monticolus[2]

The maritime striped squirrel or eastern striped squirrel (Tamiops maritimus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in southern and eastern China (including Hainan), Taiwan, and Laos and Vietnam east of Mekong.[1] This species is diurnal, highly arboreal and feeds on fruits, seeds, insects; in addition its diet includes nectar of ginger (Alpinia kwangsiensis).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Duckworth, J. W. & Lunde, D. (2008). "Tamiops maritimus". 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). "Tamiops maritimus". 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.
  3. ^ Thorington, R. W. Jr., Koprowski, J. L., Steele, M. A. and J. F. Whatton. (2012). Squirrels of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.