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SPECIES Heliosciurus punctatus

Author:Temminck, 1853.
Citation:Esquisses Zool. sur la Côte de Guiné: 138.
Common Name:Small Sun Squirrel
Type Locality:Guinea coast, no exact locality given. "...dans toutes les forêts de la Guiné..." Given by Ingoldby (1927) as Ghana: "Secondi and Bibiani, Gold Coast."
Distribution:E Liberia, S Côte d’Ivoire, S Ghana (E to Lake Volta).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Treated as a subspecies of H. gambianus by Ingoldby (1927), Ellerman (1940), Rosevear (1969), and Amtmann (1975). Considered a distinct species by G. M. Allen (1939), and Roth and Thorington (1982).


SUBSPECIES punctatus

SUBSPECIES savannius


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