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Callosciurus finlaysonii

Basic information
Scientific name Callosciurus finlaysonii (No picture)
Common names Finlayson's squirrel
Higher taxon Sciuridae, Rodentia, Mammalia
Natural range Myanmer, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam
Habitat Forests and parks
Invasion information
Range in Japan This species or those hybridize with C. erythraeus were found by DNA analysis in Shizuoka Pref. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown
Date Unknown
Route Unknown
Impact Damage to forests, tree commercial plantations and orchard because of bark-stripping, damage to electric cable and other manufacture, competing against native squirrels.
Regulation in Japan Import, transport and keeping are prohibited by the Invasive Alien Species Act.
Introduced range in other countries Italy and Singapore
Reference Notes
  • The Invasive Alien Species Act (Accessed on 2014-2-24)
  • Ecology Asia (Accessed on 2014-2-24)
  • Aloise & Bertolino (2005) Free-ranging population of the Finlayson's squirrel Callosciurus finlaysonii (Horsfield, 1824) (Rodentia, Sciuridae) in South Italy. Hystrix - Italian Journal of Mammalogy. 16, 70-74
  • Bertolino & Genovesi (2005) The application of the European strategy on invasive alien species: an example with introduced squirrels. Hystrix - Italian Journal of Mammalogy. 16, 59-69
  • Bertolino et al. (2004) Activity budget and foraging behavior of introduced Callosciurus finlaysonii (Rodentia, Sciuridae) in Italy. Journal of Mammalogy. Journal of Mammalogy. 85, 254-259
  • Bertolino et al. (2000) Native and alien squirrels in Italy. Hystrix - the Italian Journal of Mammalogy. Hystrix - Italian Journal of Mammalogy. 11, 65-74
  • Oshida et al. (2007) A preliminary study on origin of Callosciurus squirrels introduced into Japan. Mammal Study. 32, 75-82
  • Kuramoto et al. (2012) Mitochondria DNA sequences of Finlayson’s squirrel found in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Mammal Study. 37, 63-67
  • Yamada et al. (eds) (2011) Invasive Alien Mammals in Japan: Biology of Control Strategy and Conservation. Univ. Tokyo Press (in Jpn)