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SPECIES Funisciurus leucogenys

Author:Waterhouse, 1842.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., [ser. 1], 10: 202.
Common Name:Red-cheeked Rope Squirrel
Type Locality:Equatorial Guinea, Bioko "...brought from Fernando Po".
Distribution:Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Rio Muni, Bioko.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Waterhouse (1842[1843]) renamed this species erythrogenys, "red-cheeked" in an attempt to replace the inappropriate name leucogenys, "white-cheeked". This is an unjustified emendation.
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