Callosciurus prevostii

Callosciurus prevostii (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Sciuromorpha
Familia: Sciuridae
Subfamilia: Callosciurinae
Genera: Callosciurus
Species: Callosciurus prevostii
Subspecies: C. p. atricapillus - C. p. melanops - C. p. piceus - C. p. prevostii - C. p. rafflesii - C. p. sarawakensis

Name

Callosciurus prevostii (Desmarest, 1822)

Synonyms

* Callosciurus atrox (Miller, 1913)
* Callosciurus bangkanus (Schlegel, 1863)
* Callosciurus banksi (Chasen, 1933)
* Callosciurus borneoensis (Müller & Schlegel, 1842)
* Callosciurus caedis (Chasen & Kloss, 1932)
* Callosciurus carimonensis (Miller, 1906)
* Callosciurus condurensis (Miller, 1906)
* Callosciurus coomansi Sody, 1949
* Callosciurus erythromelas (Temminck, 1853)
* Callosciurus griseicauda (Bonhote, 1901)
* Callosciurus indica (Müller & Schlegel, 1842)
* Callosciurus kuchingensis (Bonhote, 1901)
* Callosciurus mendanauus (Lyon, 1906)
* Callosciurus mimellus (Miller, 1900)
* Callosciurus mimiculus (Miller, 1900)
* Callosciurus navigator (Bonhote, 1901)
* Callosciurus palustris (Lyon, 1907)
* Callosciurus redimitus (Boon Mesch, 1829)
* Callosciurus rufogularis (Gray, 1842)
* Callosciurus rufoniger (Motley & Dillwyn, 1855)
* Callosciurus rufonigra (Gray, 1842)
* Callosciurus schlegeli (Gray, 1867)
* Callosciurus suffusus (Bonhote, 1901)
* Callosciurus waringensis Sody, 1949

References

* Callosciurus prevostii on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder
* IUCN link: Callosciurus prevostii (Desmarest, 1822) (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
Internationalization
English: Prevost's Squirrel
Polski: Wiewiórka trójbarwna

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Prevost's Squirrel or Asian Tri-colored Squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in forest in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo and nearby smaller islands, with an introduced population in northern Sulawesi. They eat fruits, nuts, seeds, buds, flowers, insects and bird eggs. These squirrels carry the fruits far from the tree and drop the seeds when finished with their meal. The seeds far from the parent tree with reduced likelihood to be eaten by other animals bear an opportunity to produce new generation of plants.

The "typical" subspecies (for example C. p. prevostii from the Thai-Malay Peninsula) of Prevost's Squirrel are among the most colourful mammals in the world with their black upperparts and tail, reddish-orange underparts, and whitish thighs and flanks. The markings in some subspecies are duller, and C. prevostii pluto from northeastern Borneo is reddish-orange below and black above (no whitish thighs or flanks).[2]

References

1. ^ Duckworth, J. W. & Hedges, S. (2008). Callosciurus prevostii. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 6 January 2009.
2. ^ Payne, J., and C. M. Francis (1985), A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo. ISBN 967-99947-1-6

* 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.
* Prevost's Squirrel at Animal Diversity Web

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