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Xerini

Atlantoxerus Spermophilopsis Xerus

Protoxerini

Epixerus Funisciurus Heliosciurus Myosciurus Paraxerus Protoxerus

Marmotini

Ammospermophilus Callospermophilus Cynomys Eutamias Ictidomys Marmota Neotamias Notocitellus Otospermophilus Poliocitellus Sciurotamias Spermophilus Tamias Urocitellus Xerospermophilus

The Xerinae
Xerinae
comprise a subfamily of squirrels, many of which are highly terrestrial. It includes the tribes Marmotini
Marmotini
(marmots, chipmunks, prairie dogs, and other Holarctic
Holarctic
ground squirrels), Xerini (African and some Eurasian ground squirrels), and Protoxerini
Protoxerini
(African tree squirrels).[1] References[edit]

^ Thorington, R. W. and R. S. Hoffmann. 2005. Family Sciuridae. pp 754–818 in Wilson, E. D. and Reeder, D. M. (eds.), Mammal
Mammal
Species of the World A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Vol. 2. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

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Extant species of family Sciuridae (subfamily Xerinae)

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

Xerini

Atlantoxerus

Barbary ground squirrel
Barbary ground squirrel
( Atlantoxerus
Atlantoxerus
getulus)

Xerus (African ground squirrels)

Subgenus Euxerus: Striped ground squirrel ( Xerus
Xerus
erythropus)

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

Subgenus Xerus: Unstriped ground squirrel
Unstriped ground squirrel
( Xerus
Xerus
rutilus)

Spermophilopsis

Long-clawed ground squirrel
Long-clawed ground squirrel
( Spermophilopsis
Spermophilopsis
leptodactylus)

Protoxerini

Epixerus

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

Funisciurus (African striped squirrels)

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

Heliosciurus (sun squirrels)

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

Myosciurus

African pygmy squirrel
African pygmy squirrel
( Myosciurus
Myosciurus
pumilio)

Paraxerus (African bush squirrels)

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

Protoxerus (African giant squirrels)

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

Marmotini (ground squirrels)

Large tribe listed separately

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Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q53112 ADW: Xerinae EoL: 10514434 ITIS: 930206 MSW: 12400696 NCBI: 337726

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