genus

Tamiops

4 species

The list of species of Tamiops genus

Asiatic striped squirrels are a genus of squirrels (Sciuridae) in the subfamily Callosciurinae. They are small striped arboreal squirrels from Asia. Their head to body length measured from 10 to 13 cm. They often are confused with other squirrels (e.f. Funambulus or Tamias). In contrast to these other squirrels, they have smaller rounded ears with white-tipped hairs. A black longitudinal stripe is present in the middle of the back, which is parallel on both sides with two pairs of pale longitudinal stripes. These pale stripes are separated by dark brownish stripes. In some countries, they are kept as pets.

  • Himalayan striped squirrel, T. mcclellandii
  • Maritime striped squirrel, T. maritimus
  • Cambodian striped squirrel, T. rodolphii
  • Swinhoe's striped squirrel, T. swinhoei

Asiatic striped squirrels can be identified by the differences in the stripe pattern. For example, in some species, the stripe of the cheek interrupts in the shoulder region and does not continue to the outermost pale stripe.

  • Drawings of differences in Asiatic striped squirrel species - close-up of the head region in lateral view
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The list of species of Tamiops genus

Asiatic striped squirrels are a genus of squirrels (Sciuridae) in the subfamily Callosciurinae. They are small striped arboreal squirrels from Asia. Their head to body length measured from 10 to 13 cm. They often are confused with other squirrels (e.f. Funambulus or Tamias). In contrast to these other squirrels, they have smaller rounded ears with white-tipped hairs. A black longitudinal stripe is present in the middle of the back, which is parallel on both sides with two pairs of pale longitudinal stripes. These pale stripes are separated by dark brownish stripes. In some countries, they are kept as pets.

  • Himalayan striped squirrel, T. mcclellandii
  • Maritime striped squirrel, T. maritimus
  • Cambodian striped squirrel, T. rodolphii
  • Swinhoe's striped squirrel, T. swinhoei

Asiatic striped squirrels can be identified by the differences in the stripe pattern. For example, in some species, the stripe of the cheek interrupts in the shoulder region and does not continue to the outermost pale stripe.

  • Drawings of differences in Asiatic striped squirrel species - close-up of the head region in lateral view
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/Tamiops 
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