The Info List - Ebian's Palm Squirrel

Epixerus ebii, also known as Ebian's palm squirrel, Temminck's giant squirrel, or the western palm squirrel, is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is the only species in the genus Epixerus, although eastern populations (subspecies Epixerus ebii wilsoni) were previously regarded as a separate species, E. wilsoni.[2] It is found in West and Central Africa. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. References[edit]

^ Grubb, P. (2008). "Epixerus ebii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009.  ^ a b 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. 

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Extant species of family Sciuridae (subfamily Xerinae)

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Suborder: Sciuromorpha



Barbary ground squirrel (Atlantoxerus getulus)

Xerus (African ground squirrels)

Subgenus Euxerus: Striped ground squirrel (Xerus erythropus)

Subgenus Geosciurus: Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) Mountain ground squirrel (Xerus princeps)

Subgenus Xerus: Unstriped ground squirrel (Xerus rutilus)


Long-clawed ground squirrel (Spermophilopsis leptodactylus)



Ebian's palm squirrel (Epixerus ebii) Baifran palm squirrel (Epixerus wilsoni)

Funisciurus (African striped squirrels)

Thomas's rope squirrel (Funisciurus anerythrus) Lunda rope squirrel (Funisciurus bayonii) Carruther's mountain squirrel (Funisciurus carruthersi) Funisciurus congicus Lady Burton's rope squirrel (Funisciurus isabella) Ribboned rope squirrel (Funisciurus lemniscatus) Red-cheeked rope squirrel (Funisciurus leucogenys) Funisciurus pyrrhopus Kintampo rope squirrel (Funisciurus substriatus)

Heliosciurus (sun squirrels)

Gambian sun squirrel (Heliosciurus gambianus) Mutable sun squirrel (Heliosciurus mutabilis) Red-legged sun squirrel (Heliosciurus rufobrachium) Ruwenzori sun squirrel (Heliosciurus ruwenzorii) Zanj sun squirrel (Heliosciurus undulatus)


African pygmy squirrel (Myosciurus pumilio)

Paraxerus (African bush squirrels)

Smith's bush squirrel (Paraxerus cepapi) African red bush squirrel (Paraxerus luciferus) Alexander's bush squirrel (Paraxerus alexandri) Boehm's bush squirrel (Paraxerus boehmi) Cooper's mountain squirrel (Paraxerus cooperi) Fernando Po squirrel (Paraxerus poensis) Huet's bush squirrel (Paraxerus ochraceus) Red bush squirrel (Paraxerus palliatus) Striped bush squirrel (Paraxerus flavovittis) Swynnerton's bush squirrel (Paraxerus vexillarius) Vincent's bush squirrel (Paraxerus vincenti)

Protoxerus (African giant squirrels)

Slender-tailed squirrel (Protoxerus aubinnii) Forest giant squirrel (Protoxerus stangeri)

Marmotini (ground squirrels)

Large tribe listed separately


Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q1765595 ADW: Epixerus_ebii EoL: 313053 GBIF: 2437272 ITIS: 632346 IUCN: 7899 MSW: 12400729

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