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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Sciuromorpha

Familia: Sciuridae
Subfamilia: Callosciurinae
Genus: Lariscus
Species: L. hosei – L. insignis – L. niobe – L. obscurus

Lariscus (Thomas & Wroughton, 1909)
Vernacular names

Lariscus in Mammal Species of the World.
Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) 2005. Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4.

Striped ground squirrels (genus Lariscus) form a taxon of squirrels under the subfamily Callosciurinae. They are only found in Southeast Asia. Species in this genus include:

The four-striped ground squirrel (L. hosei, syn. Sciurus hosei), endemic to Borneo, its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is listed as "near threatened" by the IUCN Red List due to habitat loss.[1]
The Mentawai three-striped squirrel (L. obscurus), endemic to Indonesia, also lives in subtropical or tropical dry forests, and is listed as "near threatened" by the IUCN due to habitat loss.[2]
The Niobe ground squirrel (L. niobe), like L. obscuris, lives in the subtropical and tropical forests of Indonesia, but the IUCN does not have enough data to make a definite status determination.[2]
The three-striped ground squirrel (L. insignis), found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Listed as "least concern" by the IUCN.[3]


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.

Duckworth, J. W. & Hedges, S. (2008). "Lariscus hosei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T11304A3268557. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T11304A3268557.en. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
Aplin, K.; Lunde, D. (2008). "Lariscus obscurus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
Hedges, S., Duckworth, J. W., Lee, B. & Tizard, R. J. (2008). "Lariscus insignis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009.

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