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Shrew-faced squirrel

Binomial name: Rhinosciurus laticaudatus, Salomon Müller, 1840

The Shrew-faced Squirrel (Rhinosciurus laticaudatus), also known as the Long-nosed Squirrel, is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is monotypic within the genus Rhinosciurus. It is found in forests in Peninsular Malaysia (possibly also in adjacent southern Thailand), Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo. This peculiar, terrestrial squirrel mainly feeds on insects and earthworms. It quite closely resembles a Tupaia treeshrew in appearance, but the Shrew-faced Squirrel can be recognized by its shorter gape, and shorter and more bushy tail.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Rodentia
Family
Sciuridae
Genus
Rhinosciurus
Species
Rhinosciurus laticaudatus

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Shrew-faced squirrel, Rhinosciurus laticaudatus in Thailand
Range map of Rhinosciurus laticaudatus in Thailand