Species of Thailand

Grey-bellied squirrel

Callosciurus caniceps, John Edward Gray, 1842

The Grey-bellied squirrel (Callosciurus caniceps) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in forests, plantations and gardens in Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, southern Myanmar, southern China (Yunnan) and possibly western Laos. It has been introduced in the Ryukyu Islands in Japan. As suggested by its name, its belly is usually gray, though sometimes reddish on the sides. Depending on subspecies and season, the upperparts are gray, yellowish-olive or reddish.

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Site notes

Characteristics for this species are the grey belly, have white tip on the nose and black tail tip.

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae
Genus
Callosciurus
Species
Callosciurus caniceps

Common names

  • English: Gray-bellied squirrel

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

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Grey-bellied squirrel (female)
Grey-bellied squirrel (male)
Grey-bellied squirrel - Kaeng Krachan NP
Grey-bellied squirrel - Kaeng Krachan NP

Range Map

Distribution map of Grey-bellied squirrel, Callosciurus caniceps in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Yang Waterfall National Park
  • Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kapo Waterfall Forest Park
  • Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
  • Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ko Yao District, Phang Nga
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi
  • Namtok Sam Lan National Park
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi
  • Sri Nakarin Dam National Park
  • Tarutao National Marine Park
  • Tat Mok National Park
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
  • Tham Pha Tha Phon Non-Hunting Area
  • Thong Pha Phum National Park
  • Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Callosciurus caniceps in Thailand