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46. SCIURIDAE

Figure 46.1 Northern Palm Squirrels shown foraging. (©

ABRS)

[K. Hollis]

times the length of the body fur), banded alternately dark grey and white, and intermingled with some rufous hairs, giving a grizzled appearance that is darker than the body. When flattened the tail appears to be edged with white.

The Palm Squirrel is light brown on the head, ears and feet and has deep red- brown dorsal fur. It is marked anterio-posteriorly by five pale stripes, three of which extend from the neck to the base of the tail. The outer two stripes extend only from the fore- to the hind leg. The belly is white. The long tail hair is banded alternately dark brown and white-pale brown, giving a grizzled appearance.

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