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Mammals of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Asian red-cheeked squirrel

Binomial name: 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

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae
Genus
Dremomys
Species
Dremomys rufigenis

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Dremomys rufigenis - Doi Inthanon National Park
Dremomys rufigenis

Range Map

Range map of Dremomys rufigenis in Thailand