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African giant squirrels (genus Protoxerus) form a taxon of squirrels under the subfamily Xerinae. They are only found in Africa.

The two subgenera of African giant squirrels each has a single species:

References

  1. ^ a b c Thorington, R.W., Jr.; Hoffmann, R.S. (2005). "Family Sciuridae". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference (3rd ed.). The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 754–818. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4. OCLC 26158608..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
Extant species of family Sciuridae (subfamily Xerinae)
XeriniAtlantoxerus Xerus
(African ground squirrels) Spermophilopsis ProtoxeriniEpixerus Funisciurus
(African striped squirrels) Heliosciurus
(sun squirrels) Myosciurus Paraxerus
(African bush squirrels) Protoxerus
(African giant squirrels) Marmotini
(ground squirrels)


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African giant squirrel: Brief Summary
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African giant squirrels (genus Protoxerus) form a taxon of squirrels under the subfamily Xerinae. They are only found in Africa.

The two subgenera of African giant squirrels each has a single species:

Subgenus Protoxerus - forest giant squirrel or Stanger's squirrel, P. stangeri Subgenus Allosciurus - slender-tailed squirrel, P. aubinnii
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