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Species of Thailand

Asian red-cheeked squirrel

Dremomys rufigenis, William Thomas Blanford, 1878

Red-cheeked squirrels (genus Dremomys) form a taxon under the subfamily Callosciurinae. The six species found only in Asia are listed as "Least Concern" by the IUCN.

  • The Asian red-cheeked squirrel (Dremomys rufigenis) is found in Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • The Bornean mountain ground squirrel (Dremomys everetti), found in Indonesia and Malaysia, is named after British colonial administrator and zoological collector Alfred Hart Everett.
  • The orange-bellied Himalayan squirrel (Dremomys lokriah) is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Perny's long-nosed squirrel (Dremomys pernyi) is found in China, India, Myanmar, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
  • The red-hipped squirrel (Dremomys pyrrhomerus) is found in China and Vietnam.
  • The red-throated squirrel (Dremomys gularis) is distributed in parts of southeastern Asia, in areas of the Red River Valley of northern Vietnam and southern central Yunnan in China. It is sympatric with another member of the same genus, D. rufigenis, but lives at higher attitudes - 2500 to 3000 m in the case of the type specimen.

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Scientific classification

Dremomys rufigenis

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Dremomys rufigenis - Doi Inthanon National Park
Dremomys rufigenis

Range Map

Distribution map of Asian red-cheeked squirrel, Dremomys rufigenis in Thailand
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Yong Waterfall National Park
Range map of Dremomys rufigenis in Thailand