Northern palm squirrel

Northern palm squirrel

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


The Northern 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 northern palm squirrel
A young / baby of a northern palm squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A northern palm squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
India, Iran, Nepal and Pakistan
Some facts about the
Northern palm squirrel

Adult weight : 0.148 kg (0.3256 lbs)

Female maturity :234 days

Male maturity : 310 days

Gestation : 40 days

Weaning : 61 days

Litter size : 4

Litters per year : 3

Interval between litters : 150 days

Weight at birth : 0.007 kg (0.0154 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the northern palm squirrel

The three-striped palm squirrel is common in peninsular India while its cousin, the five-striped palm squirrel Funambulus pennantii is common in North India.

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