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Indian Palm Squirrel

Funambulus palmarum

Description:

The palm squirrel is about the size of a rat, with a bushy tail slightly shorter than its body. The back is a grizzled, gray-brown color with three conspicuous white stripes which run from head to tail. The two outer stripes run from the forelegs to the hind legs only. it has a creamy-white belly and a tail covered with interspersed, long, black and white hairs. The ears are small and triangular. Juvenile squirrels have significantly lighter coloration, which gets progressively darker as they age. Albinism is rare, but exists in this species.

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Indian Palm Squirrel
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3 Comments

ShishirS
ShishirS 9 years ago

Thank you DanielePralong :)

ShishirS
ShishirS 9 years ago

Thank u :) what is the scientific name of this?

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

To me it looks like half squirrel and half chipmunk. It must have a name.

ShishirS
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Karnataka, India

Spotted on Aug 29, 2012
Submitted on Aug 29, 2012

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