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SPECIES Dremomys pyrrhomerus

Author:Thomas, 1895.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 16: 242.
Common Name:Red-hipped Squirrel
Type Locality:"Ichang, Yang-tse-kiang [river] [Hupei, China]."
Distribution:C and S China, extreme N Vietnam, Hainan Isl (China).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Moore and Tate (1965) treated pyrrhomerus as a species separate from rufigenis based on evidence of geographic parapatry, and relative rostral length. Corbet and Hill (1992) listed gularis as a separate species, but considered other forms of pyrrhomerus to be conspecific with rufigenis, whereas Zhang et al. (1997) followed Moore and Tate (op. cit.), providing additional Chinese locality records showing sympatry of the two taxa at 10 localities in Yunnan, 3 in Guangxi, and one each in Hunan and Anhui provinces.
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SUBSPECIES pyrrhomerus

SUBSPECIES riudonensis

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