Sculptor squirrel

The sculptor squirrel or Bornean pygmy squirrel (Glyphotes simus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It was described by Thomas in 1898. It is monotypic within the genus Glyphotes.[2] It is endemic to Malaysia and inhabits areas elevated at 600–1,700 metres (2,000–5,600 ft).[3]

Sculptor squirrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Glyphotes
Thomas, 1898
G. simus
Binomial name
Glyphotes simus
Thomas, 1898

The body is 95 to 145 millimetres (3.7 to 5.7 in) long, and the tail length is approximately 100 mm. The chest, undersurface, sides of the nose, margins of the ears and dorsal surface of the digits are yellow, whereas the tip of the tail is black.[3]


  1. ^ Lunde, D.; Duckworth, J. W.; Lee, B. & Tizard, R. J. (2008). "Glyphotes simus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey (2013) Glyphotes simus sculptor squirrel. The Animal Diversity Web
  3. ^ a b Ronald M. Nowak (7 April 1999). Walker's Mammals of the World. JHU Press. pp. 1290–. ISBN 978-0-8018-5789-8. Retrieved 4 January 2013.

Further readingEdit

  • Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman. 2005. Family Sciuridae. pp. 754–818 (782) in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.