Callosciurus nigrovittatus nigrovittatus
English : Black-striped squirrel
French : Ecureuil à bande noire
Class : Mammalia
Order : Rodentia
Family : Sciuridae
Notes : 3 other subspecies known.
Adults can grow to a body length of 19 cm, tail length of 18 cm and weight up to 239 g. Short muzzle, round ears. Fur is dull grey-brown with a thin yellowish band and larger black band on flanks. Belly and breast are grey.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in South-East Asia, from Malayan peninsula and Tioman Island, to Sumatra, Tambean Archipelago and Java. Subspecies endemic to Java. Lives in the canopy of primary and secondary forests.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species is still locally common but is becoming more and more threatened by deforestation throughout its range.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known