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Indian palm squirrel

Funambulus palmarum

Description:

The Indian palm squirrel or three-striped palm squirrel (Funambulus palmarum) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae found naturally in India (south of the Vindhyas) and Sri Lanka. In the late 19th century, the palm squirrel was introduced to Madagascar, Réunion, Mayotte, Comoro Islands, Mauritius, Seychelles and Australia, where it has since become a minor pest.The closely related five-striped palm squirrel, F. pennantii, is found in northern India, and its range partly overlaps with this species.

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i_munasinghe
i_munasinghe 3 months ago
Vinayak Gilbile
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Vinayak Gilbile

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jul 3, 2020
Submitted on Jul 3, 2020

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