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Hairy-footed flying squirrel

Binomial name: Belomys pearsonii, John Edward Gray, 1842

The hairy-footed flying squirrel (Belomys pearsonii) is a flying squirrel found in the mountains of the eastern Himalaya, Southeast Asia, and southern China till the island of Taiwan. It lives at altitudes between 1500 and 2400 m above sea level.

The fur is red-brown on the top and white at the bottom. Characteristic are the long hair at the feet, which even covers the claws to protect against the cold in the higher altitudes. The body has a length of about 22 cm; the tail is another 13 cm long.

As it is closely related to the complex-toothed flying squirrel, some taxonomists add the species to the genus Trogopterus.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae
Genus
Belomys
Species
Belomys pearsonii

Conservation status

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

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Range map of Belomys pearsonii in Thailand