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SPECIES Ratufa macroura

Author:Pennant, 1769.
Citation:Indian Zool., 1: pl. 1.
Common Name:Sri Lankan Giant Squirrel
Type Locality:"Ceylon and Malabar....Malacca...Goa and Amboina." Restricted by Phillips (1933) to highlands of Central and Uva Provs., Sri Lanka.
Distribution:Sri Lanka and S India.
Status:CITES Appendix II. IUCN Vulnerable
Comments:Reviewed by Corbet and Hill (1992). Joshua (1996) reported apparent hybridization with R. indica, but had no cytogenetic data.
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SUBSPECIES macroura

SUBSPECIES dandolena

SUBSPECIES melanochra

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