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SPECIES Funambulus (Funambulus) layardi

Author:Blyth, 1849.
Citation:J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 18: 602.
Common Name:Layard's Palm Squirrel
Type Locality:"Upland districts" [Sri Lanka]. Restricted by Thomas (1924a:241) to "Ambigamoa Hills...Central Province (7 N., 80 3'E.)...."
Distribution:S and C Sri Lanka, and mountains of S India.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Funambulus. The presence of this species in S India is based on very few specimens.
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