genus

Heliosciurus

6 species

The list of species of Heliosciurus genus

Sun squirrels (genus Heliosciurus), form a taxon of squirrels under the subfamily Xerinae and the tribe Protoxerini. They are only found in sub-Saharan Africa.

Either the habit of basking in the sun on tree branches or the tail being commonly used as a sunshade gave this group its common name.

Sun squirrels have been implicated in the spread of human monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Gambian sun squirrel, Heliosciurus gambianus
  • Mutable sun squirrel, Heliosciurus mutabilis
  • Small sun squirrel, Heliosciurus punctatus
  • Red-legged sun squirrel, Heliosciurus rufobrachium
  • Ruwenzori sun squirrel, Heliosciurus ruwenzorii
  • Zanj sun squirrel, Heliosciurus undulatus
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The list of species of Heliosciurus genus

Sun squirrels (genus Heliosciurus), form a taxon of squirrels under the subfamily Xerinae and the tribe Protoxerini. They are only found in sub-Saharan Africa.

Either the habit of basking in the sun on tree branches or the tail being commonly used as a sunshade gave this group its common name.

Sun squirrels have been implicated in the spread of human monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • Gambian sun squirrel, Heliosciurus gambianus
  • Mutable sun squirrel, Heliosciurus mutabilis
  • Small sun squirrel, Heliosciurus punctatus
  • Red-legged sun squirrel, Heliosciurus rufobrachium
  • Ruwenzori sun squirrel, Heliosciurus ruwenzorii
  • Zanj sun squirrel, Heliosciurus undulatus
This is a part of the Wikipedia article used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). The full text of the article is here → https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliosciurus 
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