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SPECIES Petaurista alborufus

Author:Milne-Edwards, 1870.
Citation:C. R. Acad. Sci. (Paris), 70: 342.
Common Name:Red and White Giant Flying Squirrel
Type Locality:Moupin [= Baoxing, Sichuan, China].
Distribution:Taiwan, S and C China.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes lena, which was treated as a separate species by Kuntz and Ming (1970); see Jones (1975). Provisionally includes pectoralis (Corbet and Hill, 1992). Reviewed from the literature by Day (1988). Subspecies provisionally recognized by Corbet and Hill (1992). Chromosomes described by Oshida et al. (1993).
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SUBSPECIES alborufus

SUBSPECIES castaneus

SUBSPECIES lena

SUBSPECIES leucocephalus

SUBSPECIES ochraspis

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