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SPECIES Heliosciurus undulatus

Author:True, 1892.
Citation:Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 15: 465.
Common Name:Zanj Sun Squirrel
Type Locality:Tanzania, Mt. Kilimanjaro. "Male. Mount Kilima-Njaro, June 12, 1888. 6,000 feet (1800 m). Female. Kahé, south of Mount Kilima-Njaro, September 6, 1888."
Distribution:SE Kenya; NE Tanzania, including Mafia and Zanzibar Isls.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Considered a subspecies of H. rufobrachium by Amtmann (1975), but treated as a separate monotypic species by Grubb (1982b).



    daucinus Thomas, 1909
    dolosus Thomas, 1909
    marwitzi Müller, 1911
    shindi (Heller, 1914)

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