DUSKY-STRIPED SQUIRREL/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

DUSKY-STRIPED SQUIRREL

NAME: DUSKY-STRIPED SQUIRREL

DESCRIPTION: Smallest, thicker furred and darker than the two commensal species, F. sublineatus has three pale stripes that are rather dull and not prominent, and lost in its longer fur. It does not have a red line in the tail. F.s. sublineatus has narrower dark stripes between the pale mid-dorsal and lateral stripes.

BEHAVIOUR: Unknown. It is known to be a prey of the green viper.

DISTRIBUTION: Western Ghats in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

HABITAT: Riparian habitats in tropical evergreen and moist deciduous forests.

Size: 14–14 cm, Tail Lenth: 15–16 cm, 

Wt: 99–117.5 g

IUCN Status: Vulnerable

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