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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Rodentia
Family:Sciuridae
Genus:Paraxerus
Genus species:Paraxerus cepapi

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:13-19 cm
Weight:100-260 g
Identification:The African bush squirrel has variable coat colorations with white to yellow underparts.
Habitat:Woodlands and thickets
Diet:Herbivore: bark, leaves, fruit, seeds
African bush squirrels are usually seen in pairs but live amongst six or more other squirrels in a small area of the forest.
Behavior:These rodents are active at dusk and at dawn. On hot days they will hide in hollow trees.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:African bush squirrels are the largest, most diverse and adaptable of all African squirrels.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Africa Date:1981-08 Subjects:Smith's bush squirrel
rodent
Grey-footed squirrel
African bush squirrel
Squirrels
Sciuridae
Rodents
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata