Himalayan striped squirrel

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Himalayan striped squirrel
Himalayan Striped Squirrel Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve West Sikkim India 25.10.2015.jpg
From Khangchendzonga National Park, West Sikkim, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Tamiops
T. mcclellandii
Binomial name
Tamiops mcclellandii
(Horsfield, 1840)
  • T. m. mcclellandii
  • T. m. barbei
  • T. m. collinus
  • T. m. inconstans
  • T. m. kongensis
  • T. m. leucotis[2]

The Himalayan striped squirrel (Tamiops mcclellandii), also known as western striped squirrel, or Burmese striped squirrel, is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It lives in a variety of forest from tropical to subtropical in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. This species is diurnal, arboreal and feeds on fruits, vegetable matter, and insects. It often seen in small groups and uses tree holes for shelter.[3][4]



  1. ^ Duckworth, J. W.; Lunde, D. & Molur, S. (2008). "Tamiops macclellandii". 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 mcclellandii". 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. ^ Francis, Charles M. (2008). A Field Guide to the Mammals of South-East Asia. New Holland Publisher (UK) Ltd
  4. ^ 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.