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Mammals of Thailand

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Grey-bellied squirrel

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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Site notes

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

Scientific classification

Callosciurus caniceps

Common names

  • English: Gray-bellied squirrel

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Grey-bellied squirrel (female)

Grey-bellied squirrel (female)

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Grey-bellied squirrel (male)

Grey-bellied squirrel (male)


Distribution map of Grey-bellied squirrel, Callosciurus caniceps in Thailand

Range map of Callosciurus caniceps in Thailand

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