Anomaluridae

Class Mammalia Order Rodentia Suborder Sciurognathi Family Anomaluridae

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Squirrel-like animals with a flexible furred membrane between the fore- and hindlimbs (except in one genus); long, silky fur and very long whiskers; long tail with two rows of pinecone-like scales one-third of the way along the underside

Size

Anomalurus: Head and body 7.3-18.5 in (18.5-46 cm); tail 5.4-18.4 in (13.8-45); weight 7 oz.-4 lb (200-1,800 grams); Idiurus and Zenkerella: Head and body 2.5-9 in (6.5-23 cm); tail 2.7-6.6 in (7-17 cm); weight 0.5-7.8 oz (14-220 g)

Number of genera, species

3 genera; 7 species

Habitat

Open dry forest and rainforest

Conservation status

Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 4 species

Distribution

Africa

Distribution

Africa

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