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SPECIES Ratufa indica

Author:Erxleben, 1777.
Citation:Syst. Regn. Anim., 1: 420.
Common Name:Indian Giant Squirrel
Type Locality:"in India orientali" [Bombay, India]. Based on "Pennant's Bombay squirrel" (Moore and Tate, 1965:43).
Distribution:C and S India, excluding central lowlands.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Extinct as R. i. dealbata, Vulnerable as R. i. centralis, R. i. indica and R. i. maxima.
Comments:Pennant (1771:281) described, but did not name this species, and said it "Inhabits Bombay."
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SUBSPECIES indica

SUBSPECIES centralis

SUBSPECIES dealbata

SUBSPECIES maxima

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