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2 September 2023 Paraxerus cepapi (Rodentia: Sciuridae)
Chris M. Banotai, Maria Vittoria Mazzamuto, John L. Koprowski
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Paraxerus cepapi (A. Smith, 1836) is a rodent commonly called Smith's bush squirrel. Pelage color varies throughout its distribution, with grayer individuals in the western reaches of its distribution and more brown individuals in eastern areas. Paraxerus cepapi is 1 of 11 species in the genus Paraxerus and is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) considers P. cepapi to be a species of “Least Concern” (LC), listing no major threats.

Chris M. Banotai, Maria Vittoria Mazzamuto, and John L. Koprowski "Paraxerus cepapi (Rodentia: Sciuridae)," Mammalian Species 55(1030), 1-11, (2 September 2023).
Received: 20 November 2022; Published: 2 September 2023
bush squirrel
Smith's bush squirrel
sub-Saharan Africa
tree squirrel
yellow-footed squirrel
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