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Pallas's squirrel, Callosciurus erythraeus


Short description of Callosciurus erythraeus, Pallas's squirrel

A diurnal, rather vocal tree squirrel of the 'beautiful squirrel' family, most active at dawn and towards dusk. It is similar in size to red squirrel but lacks ear tufts. Its chest and belly are mainly rich mahogany red, its back olive-brown and its chin, neck, legs and feet grey. The bushy grey/brown tail has a whitish tip.

Description of Callosciurus erythraeus, Pallas's squirrel status in GB

Pallas's squirrel has not been recorded in the wild in GB.

Habitat summary: Callosciurus erythraeus, Pallas's squirrel

The species occurs in forest, parks and gardens.

Overview table

Environment: Terrestrial
Species status: Non-Native
Native range: Indo-China
Functional type: Herbivore
Date of first record: Unknown

Distribution map

Map of the UK with areas shaded to show the UK distribution of Pallas's squirrel

GB Distribution from NBN Atlas

Author's name:

John Marchant

Last updated:

August 3rd 2016

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