Three-striped ground squirrel

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Three-striped ground squirrel
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Lariscus
Species:
L. insignis
Binomial name
Lariscus insignis
(F. Cuvier, 1821)

The three-striped ground squirrel (Lariscus insignis) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.

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References

  1. Hedges, S.; Duckworth, J. W.; Lee, B. & Tizard, R. J. (2008). "Lariscus insignis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)