Binomial name: 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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Characteristics for this species are the grey belly, have white tip on the nose and black tail tip.
- Callosciurus caniceps
- English: Gray-bellied squirrel
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)