Ebian's palm squirrel

Epixerus ebii

''Epixerus ebii'', also known as Ebian's palm squirrel, Temminck's giant squirrel, or the western palm squirrel, is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is the only species in the genus ''Epixerus'', although eastern populations were previously regarded as a separate species, ''E. wilsoni''. It is found in West and Central Africa. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderRodentia
FamilySciuridae
GenusEpixerus
SpeciesE. ebii
Photographed in
Côte d'Ivoire