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  Callosciurus notatus
  Family Name : Sciuridae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Mammal)

  Common Names : Plantain Squirrel, Red-bellied Squirrel

 
Plantain Squirrel,Red-bellied Squirrel
  • Description
    • Size :
      22 cm
      Description :
      Upperparts and tail olive-brown, belly and insides of limbs reddish-brown. Side of body has black and white stripes. Has long bushy tail. White eye ring.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Active both day and night. Feeds on a mixed of animal and plant material. Lives mainly in trees. Builds a spherical nest of twigs. Found in forest, mangrove, scrubland and parkland.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Mangroves, Parks & Gardens, Terrestrial, Urban
      Distribution :
      In Singapore, widespread and common in parks and gardens, including highrise housing estates. Distributed in the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo and Java.
      Parks & Gardens :
      Admiralty Park, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West, Bedok Reservoir Park, Bishan Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Bukit Batok Town Park, Fort Canning Park, Istana Park, Mount Faber Park, National Orchid Garden, Pasir Ris Town Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Tiong Bahru Park, Toa Payoh Town Park, Yishun Park
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Common
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Not Threatened
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 

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