Anomalurus is the largest genus in the rodent family Anomaluridae, with four species. It is the only genus in the subfamily Anomalurinae.

Temporal range: Middle Miocene to Recent
Anomalurus beecrofti
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Anomaluridae
Subfamily: Anomalurinae
Gervais, 1849
Genus: Anomalurus
Waterhouse, 1843
Type species
A. fraseri[1]
Waterhouse, 1843

A. beecrofti
A. derbianus
A. pelii
A. pusillus


Anomalurops Matschie, 1914


Beecroft's scaly-tailed squirrel, Anomalurus beecrofti, is sometimes moved to its own genus, Anomalurops, but Dieterlen (2005) and other authorities consider it to be part of Anomalurus.


  1. ^ Jonathan Kingdon; David Happold; Thomas Butynski; et al. (2013). Mammals of Africa, Volumes 1-6. A&C Black. p. 603. ISBN 978-1408189962.
  • Dieterlen, F. 2005. Family Anomaluridae. Pp. 1532-1534 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.