Prevost's squirrel, Asian tri-colored squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii)
Description Callosciurus prevostii
English: Prevost's Squirrel (also known as Asian Tri-colored Squirrel) at Temaiken Zoo, Argentina.
Date 27 April 2008, 12:42:55
Source originally posted to Flickr as Squirrel
Author Luis Argerich http://flickr.com/photos/29638083@N00
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. Order: Rodentia, Family: Sciuridae, Subspecies: Callosciurus prevostii prevostii, Callosciurus prevostii pluto.