The Info List - Nilgiri Palm Squirrel

Funambulus kathleenae Thomas & Wroughton, 1915 Sciurus delesserti Gervais, 1841 Sciurus palmarum Pelzen & Kohl, 1886 variety obscura Sciurus sublineatus Waterhouse, 1838 Sciurus trilineatus Kelaart, 1852 Tamoides sublineatus Phillips, 1935

The Nilgiri palm squirrel (Funambulus sublineatus) is the Indian form (formerly subspecies F. s. sublineatus) of squirrels collectively known as Dusky-palm squirrels. It is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. Taxonomy[edit] The species known in the past has recently been split into two species. The Indian form (formerly subspecies F. s. sublineatus) has now been referred to as the Nilgiri palm squirrel, whereas the Sri Lankan form (formerly F. s. obscurus) may now be referred to as the dusky palm squirrel.[2] Distribution[edit] The former range of the species, before the taxonomic split[3] was in both India and Sri Lanka, though the Nilgiri palm squirrel (F. sublineatus) is now restricted in distribution to the Western Ghats of India. Very little is known of this squirrel, probably the smallest in the genus weighing about 40g. Its new status as an endemic mammal to India means records need updating. The species is confined to wet humid forests either in the Western Ghats and Nilgiri hills (and surrounding areas such as around Kodaikanal in India) References[edit]

^ Rajamani, N.; Molur, S. & Nameer, P. O. (2008). "Funambulus sublineatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T8703A12926423. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T8703A12926423.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.  ^ Rajith Dissanayake. 2012. The Nilgiri striped squirrel (Funambulus sublineatus), and the dusky striped squirrel (Funambulus obscurus), two additions to the endemic mammal fauna of India and Sri Lanka. Small Mammal Mail. Vol 3(2):6-7 ^ Dissanayake, Rajith; Oshida, Tatsuo (2012). "The systematics of the dusky striped squirrel, Funambulus sublineatus (Waterhouse, 1838) (Rodentia: Sciuridae) and its relationships to Layard's squirrel, Funambulus layardi Blyth, 1849". Journal of Natural History. 46 (1-2): 91–116. doi:10.1080/00222933.2011.626126. 

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Extant species of family Sciuridae (subfamily Callosciurinae)

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


Ear-spot squirrel (Callosciurus adamsi) Kloss's squirrel (Callosciurus albescens) Kinabalu squirrel (Callosciurus baluensis) Grey-bellied squirrel (Callosciurus caniceps) Pallas's squirrel (Callosciurus erythraeus) Finlayson's squirrel (Callosciurus finlaysonii) Inornate squirrel (Callosciurus inornatus) Mentawai squirrel (Callosciurus melanogaster) Black-striped squirrel (Callosciurus nigrovittatus) Plantain squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) Borneo black-banded squirrel (Callosciurus orestes) Phayre's squirrel (Callosciurus phayrei) Prevost's squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii) Irrawaddy squirrel (Callosciurus pygerythrus) Anderson's squirrel (Callosciurus quinquestriatus)

Dremomys (Red-cheeked squirrels)

Bornean mountain ground squirrel (Dremomys everetti) Red-throated squirrel (Dremomys gularis) Orange-bellied Himalayan squirrel (Dremomys lokriah) Perny's long-nosed squirrel (Dremomys pernyi) Red-hipped squirrel (Dremomys pyrrhomerus) Asian red-cheeked squirrel (Dremomys rufigenis)


Philippine pygmy squirrel (Exilisciurus concinnus) Least pygmy squirrel (Exilisciurus exilis) Tufted pygmy squirrel (Exilisciurus whiteheadi)


Sculptor squirrel (Glyphotes simus)


Montane long-nosed squirrel (Hyosciurus heinrichi) Lowland long-nosed squirrel (Hyosciurus ileile)

Lariscus (striped ground squirrels)

Four-striped ground squirrel (Lariscus hosei) Three-striped ground squirrel (Lariscus insignis) Niobe ground squirrel (Lariscus niobe) Mentawai three-striped squirrel (Lariscus obscurus)


Berdmore's ground squirrel (Menetes berdmorei)


Black-eared squirrel (Nannosciurus melanotis)


Secretive dwarf squirrel (Prosciurillus abstrusus) Whitish dwarf squirrel (Prosciurillus leucomus) Celebes dwarf squirrel (Prosciurillus murinus) Sanghir squirrel (Prosciurillus rosenbergii) Weber's dwarf squirrel (Prosciurillus weberi)


Shrew-faced squirrel (Rhinosciurus laticaudatus)


Red-bellied squirrel (Rubrisciurus rubriventer)


Subgenus Aletesciurus: Davao squirrel (Sundasciurus davensis) Horse-tailed squirrel (Sundasciurus hippurus) Northern Palawan tree squirrel (Sundasciurus juvencus) Mindanao squirrel (Sundasciurus mindanensis) Culion tree squirrel (Sundasciurus moellendorffi) Philippine tree squirrel (Sundasciurus philippinensis) Palawan montane squirrel (Sundasciurus rabori) Samar squirrel (Sundasciurus samarensis) Southern Palawan tree squirrel (Sundasciurus steerii)

Subgenus Sundasciurus: Brooke's squirrel (Sundasciurus brookei) Fraternal squirrel (Sundasciurus fraterculus) Jentink's squirrel (Sundasciurus jentinki) Low's squirrel (Sundasciurus lowii) Slender squirrel (Sundasciurus tenuis)

Tamiops (Asiatic striped squirrels)

Himalayan striped squirrel (Tamiops mcclellandii) Maritime striped squirrel (Tamiops maritimus) Cambodian striped squirrel (Tamiops rodolphii) Swinhoe's striped squirrel (Tamiops swinhoei)


Subgenus Funambulus: Layard's palm squirrel (Funambulus layardi) Indian palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) Nilgiri palm squirrel (Funambulus sublineatus) Dusky palm squirrel (Funambulus obscurus) Jungle palm squirrel (Funambulus tristriatus)

Subgenus Prasadsciurus: Northern palm squirrel (Funambulus pennantii)


Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q308491 ARKive: funambulus-sublineatus EoL: 313087 GBIF: 2437247 ITIS: 632354 IUCN: 8703 MSW: 12400579 NCBI: 693659

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