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Callosciurus prevostii (Prevost's squirrel)

Wikipedia Abstract

Prevost's squirrel or Asian tri-colored squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in forest in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo and nearby smaller islands, with an introduced population in northern Sulawesi. They eat fruits, nuts, seeds, buds, flowers, insects and bird eggs. These squirrels carry the fruits far from the tree and drop the seeds when finished with their meal. The seeds far from the parent tree with reduced likelihood to be eaten by other animals bear an opportunity to produce new generation of plants.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 17.89
EDGE Score: 2.94


Adult Weight [1]  400 grams
Birth Weight [1]  16 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Diet - Plants [2]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  20 %
Diet - Vertibrates [2]  10 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  48 days
Litter Size [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  21 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Borneo lowland rain forests Indonesia, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Borneo montane rain forests Indonesia, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Borneo peat swamp forests Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Indochina mangroves Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Kinabalu montane alpine meadows Malaysia Indo-Malayan Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Peninsular Malaysian montane rain forests Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Peninsular Malaysian peat swamp forests Malaysia, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Peninsular Malaysian rain forests Indonesia, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southwest Borneo freshwater swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran freshwater swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran lowland rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran montane rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran peat swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran tropical pine forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Sunda Shelf mangroves Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Sundaland heath forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tenasserim-South Thailand semi-evergreen rain forests Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Batang Ai National Park II 62638 Sarawak, Malaysia
Berbak National Park II 423927 Sumatra, Indonesia
Betung Kerihun National Park II 1945086 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Bukit Kutu Wildlife Reserve IV 4602 Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  
Danau Sentarum National Park 347674 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Gunung Leuser National Park II 2203368 Sumatra, Indonesia
Gunung Niut Wildlife Reserve Nature Reserve IV 409109 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Gunung Palung National Park II 271203 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary IV 309428 Thailand  
Khao Phanom Bencha National Park II 12840 Thailand
Khao Pra Bang Kram Wildlife Sanctuary IV 30009 Thailand  
Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary IV 243425 Thailand  
Krau Wildlife Reserve IV 149823 Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  
Kutai National Park II 560076 East Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Pasoh Virgin Jungle Reserve Ia   Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  
Sungai Lalang Forest Reserve Virgin Jungle Reserve Ia   Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  
Tanjung Puting National Park II 987160 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Ulu Temburong National Park II 123279 Brunei Darussalam  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No

Prey / Diet

Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)[3]
Ficus binnendykii[3]
Ficus bracteata[3]
Ficus callophylla[3]
Ficus caulocarpa[3]
Ficus consociata[3]
Ficus crassiramea[3]
Ficus crassiramea subsp. crassiramea[3]
Ficus crassiramea subsp. stupenda[3]
Ficus cucurbitina[3]
Ficus delosyce[3]
Ficus dubia[3]
Ficus forstenii[3]
Ficus kerkhoveni[3]
Ficus obscura[3]
Ficus parietalis[3]
Ficus pellucidopunctata[3]
Ficus pisocarpa[3]
Ficus reflexa subsp. reflexa[3]
Ficus sinuata[3]
Ficus stricta[3]
Ficus subcordata[3]
Ficus subgelderi[3]
Ficus sumatrana[3]
Ficus sundaica[3]
Ficus trichocarpa[3]
Ficus virens[3]
Ficus xylophylla[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acerodon jubatus (golden-capped fruit bat)3
Aceros cassidix (Knobbed Hornbill)3
Aceros corrugatus (Wrinkled Hornbill)13
Aceros waldeni (Walden's Hornbill)11
Aegithina viridissima (Green Iora)3
Alcippe brunneicauda (Brown Fulvetta)7
Alophoixus bres (Grey-cheeked Bulbul)13
Alophoixus finschii (Finsch's Bulbul)6
Alophoixus phaeocephalus (Yellow-bellied Bulbul)12
Anorrhinus galeritus (Bushy-crested Hornbill)18
Anthracoceros albirostris (Oriental Pied Hornbill)4
Anthracoceros malayanus (Black Hornbill)24
Arctictis binturong (Binturong)7
Berenicornis comatus (White-crowned Hornbill)4
Buceros rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Hornbill)20
Callosciurus adamsi (ear-spot squirrel)6
Callosciurus nigrovittatus (black-striped squirrel)8
Callosciurus notatus (plantain squirrel)16
Caloramphus fuliginosus (Brown Barbet)25
Calyptomena viridis (Green Broadbill)23
Chalcophaps indica (Common Emerald Dove)4
Chloropsis cochinchinensis (Blue-winged Leafbird)12
Chloropsis cyanopogon (Lesser Green Leafbird)19
Chloropsis sonnerati (Greater Green Leafbird)23
Corvus enca (Slender-billed Crow)4
Dicaeum agile (Thick-billed Flowerpecker)3
Dicaeum chrysorrheum (Yellow-vented Flowerpecker)12
Dicaeum concolor (Nilgiri Flowerpecker)6
Dicaeum trigonostigma (Orange-bellied Flowerpecker)10
Ducula aenea (Green Imperial Pigeon)3
Ducula badia (Mountain Imperial Pigeon)5
Eudynamys scolopaceus (Asian Koel)4
Gracula religiosa (Hill Myna)15
Hemixos flavala (Ashy Bulbul)3
Hylobates agilis (agile gibbon)4
Hylobates lar (white-handed gibbon)14
Hylobates moloch (silvery gibbon)4
Iole olivacea (Buff-vented Bulbul)16
Irena puella (Asian Fairy-bluebird)24
Ixos malaccensis (Streaked Bulbul)9
Loriculus galgulus (Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot)8
Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque)21
Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque)5
Megalaima australis (Blue-eared Barbet)23
Megalaima chrysopogon (Golden-whiskered Barbet)22
Megalaima henricii (Yellow-crowned Barbet)19
Megalaima mystacophanos (Red-throated Barbet)25
Megalaima rafflesii (Red-crowned Barbet)14
Oriolus xanthonotus (Dark-throated Oriole)8
Platysmurus leucopterus (Black Magpie)6
Pongo pygmaeus (orangutan)16
Prionochilus maculatus (Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker)11
Prionochilus percussus (Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker)17
Prionochilus thoracicus (Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker)10
Prionochilus xanthopygius (Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker)9
Psittacula longicauda (Long-tailed Parakeet)3
Ptilinopus jambu (Jambu Fruit Dove)6
Pycnonotus atriceps (Black-headed Bulbul)11
Pycnonotus brunneus (Asian Red-eyed Bulbul)22
Pycnonotus cyaniventris (Grey-bellied Bulbul)12
Pycnonotus erythropthalmos (Spectacled Bulbul)13
Pycnonotus eutilotus (Puff-backed Bulbul)19
Pycnonotus goiavier (Yellow-vented Bulbul)5
Pycnonotus melanicterus (Black-crested Bulbul)3
Pycnonotus plumosus (Olive-winged Bulbul)8
Pycnonotus simplex (Cream-vented Bulbul)9
Pycnonotus squamatus (Scaly-breasted Bulbul)3
Ratufa affinis (pale giant squirrel)8
Ratufa bicolor (black giant squirrel)11
Rhinoplax vigil (Helmeted Hornbill)15
Rhyticeros undulatus (Wreathed Hornbill)10
Sundasciurus tenuis (slender squirrel)5
Sus barbatus (bearded pig)3
Symphalangus syndactylus (siamang)9
Trachypithecus obscurus (dusky leaf monkey)7
Treron capellei (Large Green Pigeon)15
Treron curvirostra (Thick-billed Green Pigeon)22
Treron olax (Little Green Pigeon)7
Tricholestes criniger (Hairy-backed Bulbul)9
Tupaia glis (Common Treeshrew)7
Tupaia minor (Pygmy Treeshrew)9


Martes flavigula (Yellow-throated Marten)[4]


Parasitized by 
Farhangia sciuri[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Ardastra Gardens & Conserv. Centre
Artis Zoo
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Birmingham Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Charles Paddock Zoo
Chicago Zoological Park
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardensrafflesii
Denver Zoological Gardens
El Paso Zoo
Exmoor Zoological Park
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo
Happy Hollow Zoo
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoorafflesii
Jesperhus Blomsterparkrafflesii
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Kansas City Zoo
Leningrad Zoo - St. Petersburgrafflesii
Lincoln Childrens Zoo (former Folsom)
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo
Marwell Wildlife
Miami Metrozoo
Micke Grove Zoo
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Mountain View Conservation & Breeding
Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowierafflesii
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Randers Regnskovrafflesii
Riga Zoorafflesii
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Rostock Zoologischer Gartenrafflesii
Saint Louis Zoological Park
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo
Shaldon Wildlife Trust
Singapore Zoological Gardensborneoensis
Skaerup Mini Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Tautphaus Park Zoo
Toronto Zoo
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Wild Animal Park Mechelen Planckendaelrafflesii
Wildlife World Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagrebrafflesii
Zoo Boise
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoo Decin - Pastyrska Stena
Zoo Dresden GmbH
Zoo Melaka
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Zürichrafflesii
Zoologicka Zahrada Mesta Brna
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurtrafflesii
Zoologischer Garten Saarbrueckenrafflesii

Range Map

Southern Asia;



Attributes / relations provided by
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3"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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