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  Callosciurus finlaysonii
  Family Name : Sciuridae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Mammal)

  Common Names : Variable Squirrel

Variable Squirrel
  • Description
    • Description :
      Upperparts and tail colour variable, black, cream, grey or dark brown. Underparts cream-coloured. May also be uniformly red, black or grey-and-red. With long bushy tail.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Active both during day and night. Feeds on mixed of plant and animal materials. Found mainly on trees. Introduced in Singapore probably since the early 1990s. Found in open wooded areas, suburban parkland. In Singapore, found mainly in Aljunied area.
      Habitats :
      Parks & Gardens, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      Native to Thailand where it is the common urban squirrel in Bangkok.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Exotic / Introduced
      Conservation Status :
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 

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