Callosciurinae

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Sciuromorpha
Familia: Sciuridae
Subfamilia: Callosciurinae
Genus: Callosciurus - Dremomys - Exilisciurus - Funambulus - Glyphotes - Hyosciurus - Lariscus - Menetes - Nannosciurus - Prosciurillus - Rhinosciurus - Rubrisciurus - Sundasciurus - Tamiops

Name

Callosciurinae Pocock, 1923

References

* Callosciurinae on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

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Callosciurinae is an Asiatic subfamily of squirrels. It contains about 60 species, most of them in South East Asia. It is named after the Callosciurus genus, which means 'Beautiful Squirrels'.

Classification

* Family Sciuridae
o Subfamily Callosciurinae
+ Tribe Callosciurini
# Callosciurus - Beautiful squirrels (15 species)
# Dremomys - Red-cheeked squirrels or Asian montane squirrels (5 species)
# Exilisciurus - Asian pygmy squirrels (3 species)
# Glyphotes - Sculptor squirrel
# Hyosciurus - Long-nosed squirrels (2 species)
# Lariscus - Striped ground squirrel (4 species)
# Menetes - Berdmore's Ground squirrel or Indochinese ground squirrel
# Nannosciurus - Black-eared pygmy squirrel
# Prosciurillus- Dwarf squirrels or Sulawesi tree squirrels (5 species)
# Rhinosciurus - Shrew-faced Squirrel
# Rubrisciurus - Red-bellied squirrel or Sulawesi giant squirrel
# Sundasciurus - Sunda tree squirrels (2 subgenus, 15 species)
# Tamiops - Asiatic Striped Squirrels (4 species)
+ Tribe Funambulini
# Funambulus - Palm squirrels (2 subgenus, 5 species)


References

* Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman. 2005. Family Sciuridae. Pp. 754-818 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

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