Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53952

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Rodentia
Family:Sciuridae
Genus:Ratufa
Genus species:Ratufa indica

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:35-40 cm
Identification:The Malabar squirrel has a deep brown coat with buff-colored underparts.
Habitat:Deciduous, mixed deciduous, and moist evergreen forests
Malabar squirrels live alone or in pairs
Behavior:Very little is known about this squirrel species. It is very shy and difficult to find in the wild.
Status:Threatened

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Central Asia
Northern Africa
Date:1966-05 Subjects:Indian giant squirrel
rodent
Malabar squirrel
Squirrels
Sciuridae
Rodents
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata