20 November 2013 Callosciurus erythraeus (Rodentia: Sciuridae)
Peter W. W. Lurz, Virginia Hayssen, Kimberly Geissler, Sandro Bertolino
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Callosciurus erythraeus (Pallas, 1778), Pallas's squirrel, is a diurnal, medium-sized, arboreal squirrel. It has a widespread distribution across Asia and has been introduced into Europe and South America. It inhabits subtropical, montane, evergreen, and broadleaf forests but also occurs in subalpine conifer forests, degraded scrub landscapes, and urban park environments. It feeds predominantly on tree seeds, tree flowers, and fruit and causes damage in tree plantations through bark-stripping behavior. It is listed as “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources because of its wide distribution.

Peter W. W. Lurz, Virginia Hayssen, Kimberly Geissler, and Sandro Bertolino " Callosciurus erythraeus (Rodentia: Sciuridae)," Mammalian Species 45(902), 60-74, (20 November 2013). https://doi.org/10.1644/902.1
Published: 20 November 2013
introduced nonnative species
red-bellied squirrel
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