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The northern palm squirrel ( Funambulus
Funambulus
pennantii) also called the five-striped palm squirrel is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae.[5] Some authorities recognise two subspecies, F. p. pennantii and F. p. argentescens. It is a semi-arboreal species found in tropical and subtropical dry deciduous forest and many other rural and urban habitats. It is a common species with a wide range and the International Union for Conservation of Nature
International Union for Conservation of Nature
has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern".

Contents

1 Distribution 2 Habitat 3 Status 4 References

Distribution[edit] It is found in the Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands
Nicobar Islands
(where it is introduced), India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan
Pakistan
and Iran. In India, it is fairly common in urban areas, even in large cities such as Delhi and Kolkata. Two subspecies, Funambulus
Funambulus
pennantii argentescens and Funambulus
Funambulus
pennantii lutescens, were suggested by Wroughton in addition to the nominate race; however, more recent workers do not make this distinction. Thorington and Hoffman in Wilson and Reeder (2005) listed only two subspecies: F. p. pennantii and F. p. argentescens.[4] However, Ghose et al. (2004) described two additional subspecies: F. p. chhattisgarhi (distribution: eastern part of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal and Bihar) and F. p. gangutrianus (distribution: West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal),[6] but Talmale (2007) treated the Maharashtra populations as F. p. pennantii only due to the overlapping in measurements and colour variations observed in the specimens.[7][8][9] It has also been introduced to Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland, New Caledonia, Pohnpei, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Nauru, Vanuatu
Vanuatu
and Australia
Australia
where it is found in Perth, Western Australia, establishing from zoo escapees.[10] In India, the southern boundary of the species' range is not clearly identified, and recent records suggest it may extend as far as Madanapalli. The southern boundary on the Western Ghats side clearly extends to localities including Dharwar
Dharwar
and Mysore, in Karnataka.[11][12] Habitat[edit] The northern palm squirrel is a very adaptable species. It occurs in tropical and subtropical dry deciduous forest, montane forests to altitudes of 4,000 m (13,123 ft), scrublands, plantations, grasslands, arable land, rural gardens and urban areas.[1] Status[edit] The northern palm squirrel is a common species throughout most of its wide range. It is an adaptable species and no particular threats have been identified, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern".[1] References[edit]

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^ a b c Nameer, P. O. & S. Molur. (2008). Funambulus
Funambulus
pennantii. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List
IUCN Red List
of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Downloaded on 03 June 2013. ^ Moore, J.C. and G.H.H. Tate (1965). "A study of the diurnal squirrels, Sciurinae, of the Indian and Indo-Chinese subregions". Fieldiana Zoology. 48: 1–351.  ^ Wroughton, R.C. (1905). "The common striped palm squirrel". Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 16: 406–413.  ^ a b Thorington, R.W., Jr.; Hoffmann, R.S. (2005). "Family Sciuridae". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal
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.  ^ Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman (2005). Family Sciuridae. Pp. 754-818 in Mammal
Mammal
Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.  ^ Ghose, R. K., Mandal, A. K. and Ghose, P. S. (2004). A contribution to the taxonomy of Indian five striped squirrel Funambulus
Funambulus
pennanti, Wroughton), with description of two new subspecies. Rec. zool. Surv. India, 102 (3–4): 89–103 ^ Talmale, S.S. (2007). Studies on Small Mammal
Mammal
Diversity in Maharashtra State. PhD. Thesis submitted to University of Pune, Maharashtra State, India. ^ Ellerman, J.R. (1961). The fauna of India
India
including Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon: Mammalia, Rodentia. Volume 3 (in 2 parts). Vol. 1: 1-482 & Vol. 2: 483-884. Second ed. Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta.  ^ Srinivasulu C., S. Chakraborty and M.S. Pradhan (2004). "Checklist of the Sciurids (Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae)" (PDF). Zoos' Print Journal. 19 (2): 1351–1360. doi:10.11609/jott.zpj.19.2.1351-60.  ^ Long, J. L. (2003). Introduced Mammals of the World: Their History, Distribution and Influence. Csiro Publishing, Collingwood, Australia. ISBN 9780643099166 ^ Pradhan, M.S. and Kurup, G.U. (2001). Mammalia
Mammalia
IN Fauna of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Fauna of conservation Area Series 11. Publ: Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata: 311-330. ^ Santharam, V. (2007). "Five-striped Palm Squirrel
Squirrel
(Funambulus pennantii) in Rishi Valley, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 104 (2): 202. 

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Extant species of family Sciuridae
Sciuridae
(subfamily Callosciurinae)

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

Callosciurus

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

Dremomys (Red-cheeked squirrels)

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

Exilisciurus

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

Glyphotes

Sculptor squirrel
Sculptor squirrel
(Glyphotes simus)

Hyosciurus

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

Lariscus (striped ground squirrels)

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

Menetes

Berdmore's ground squirrel
Berdmore's ground squirrel
(Menetes berdmorei)

Nannosciurus

Black-eared squirrel
Black-eared squirrel
(Nannosciurus melanotis)

Prosciurillus

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

Rhinosciurus

Shrew-faced squirrel
Shrew-faced squirrel
(Rhinosciurus laticaudatus)

Rubrisciurus

Red-bellied squirrel
Red-bellied squirrel
(Rubrisciurus rubriventer)

Sundasciurus

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

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

Tamiops (Asiatic striped squirrels)

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

Funambulus

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

Subgenus Prasadsciurus: Northern palm squirrel
Northern palm squirrel
( Funambulus
Funambulus
pennantii)

Category

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q1765033 ADW: Funambulus_pennantii ARKive: funambulus-pennantii EoL: 313086 EPPO: FUNAPE GBIF: 2437243 iNaturalist: 45936 ITIS: 632353 IUCN: 8702 MSW: 12400576

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