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Pallas’s Squirrel Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Callosciurus erythraeus
Family : Sciuridae
Order : Rodentia
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Forest, Shrubland
Description : Pallas's Squirrel is a medium-sized squirrel, with a body length of around 23-30 cm (9-12 inches) and a tail length of around 16-22 cm (6-9 inches).

The squirrel has a reddish-brown or grayish-brown back and a bright red or orange belly. They have a bushy tail that is usually lighter in color than their back.

Pallas's Squirrel can be found in a variety of habitats including forests, woodlands, and urban parks in parts of Asia and Europe.

Pallas's Squirrel is an omnivore, feeding on a variety of foods including nuts, seeds, fruits, insects, and small vertebrates.

They are diurnal, which means they are active during the daytime. They are arboreal, spending most of their time in trees and using their strong hind legs and sharp claws to climb, leap and run along tree branches.

Pallas's Squirrel breed once or twice a year, producing litters of 2-5 offspring. The young are born blind and hairless, and they depend on their mother for food and care until they are old enough to fend for themselves.

Pallas's Squirrel communicate using a variety of vocalizations, such as chirps, barks, and whistles, and also use body postures to convey different messages.

Pallas's Squirrel is considered a species of "least concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, some populations are declining due to habitat loss and fragmentation, and the species is hunted for its meat and fur in some parts of its range.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Asad U. Tanvir,Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka; reviewed by:Muntasir Akash,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;Taxonomic Checklist:Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources:Wikipedia , iucnredlist.org; photo credit:Arnold Wijker(www.inaturalist.org/people/luoycy), photo copyright: iNaturalist.more information please contact with us.