Layard's palm squirrel

Layard's palm squirrel

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Funambulus layardi


The Layard's palm squirrel is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Layard
A young / baby of a Layard is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Layard group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
India and Sri Lanka

Facts about the Layard's palm squirrel

Layard's striped squirrel (Funambulus layardi) is also found in the adjacent montane rain forest ecoregion. (Full text)

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