Anomalurus

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Anomalurus
Temporal range: Middle Miocene to Recent
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Anomalurus beecrofti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Anomaluromorpha
Family: Anomaluridae
Subfamily: Anomalurinae
Gervais, 1849
Genus: Anomalurus
Waterhouse, 1843
Species

A. beecrofti
A. derbianus
A. pelii
A. pusillus

Synonyms

Anomalurops Matschie, 1914

Anomalurus is the largest genus in the rodent family Anomaluridae, with four species. It is the only genus in the subfamily Anomalurinae.

Species

Beecroft's Scaly-tailed Squirrel, Anomalurus beecrofti, is sometimes moved to its own genus, Anomalurops, but Dieterlen (2005) and other authorities consider it to be part of Anomalurus.

References

  • Dieterlen, F. 2005. Family Anomaluridae. Pp. 1532-1534 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
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