African Pygmy Squirrel
African Pygmy Squirrel
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Myosciurus
Species: M. pumilio
Binomial name
Myosciurus pumilio
(Le Conte, 1857)

The African Pygmy Squirrel (Myosciurus pumilio) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is monotypic within the genus Myosciurus.[citation needed] It is found in Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is the world's smallest squirrel.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Grubb, P. (2008). Myosciurus pumilio. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 6 January 2009.



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