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Exilisciurus (Asian pygmy squirrels)

Wikipedia Abstract

Exilisciurus is a genus of rodent in the family Sciuridae native to Asia. The three species of Exilisciurus include: \n* The least pygmy squirrel (E. exilis) also known as the plain pygmy squirrel is olive-brown and endemic to forests in Borneo and Banggi Island. It is among the smallest squirrels in the world. Data regarding its population is deficient. \n* The Philippine pygmy squirrel (E. concinnus) is endemic to the Philippines and listed as "Least Concern" on the IUCN Red List. \n* The tufted pygmy squirrel (E. whiteheadi) is endemic to highland forest in Borneo. The common name of this tiny squirrel refers to its distinctive ear-tufts. Its diet consists mainly of the lichens and mosses which cover the trees it inhabits. It is listed as "Least Concern" by the IUCN.
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Exilisciurus concinnus (Philippine pygmy squirrel) (Attributes)
Exilisciurus exilis (least pygmy squirrel) (Attributes)
Exilisciurus whiteheadi (tufted pygmy squirrel) (Attributes)

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