A new sight record and range extension of the Grizzled Giant Squirrel Ratufa macroura dandolena (Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae) in the Eastern Ghats of southern peninsular India

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Sivangnanaboopathidoss Vimalraj
Kothandapani Raman
Damodar Atmavadan Reddy
Bakthavachalam Harikrishnan
Bawa Mothilal Krishnakumar
Kanagaraj Muthamizh Selvan


On our visit to the Durgai Amman shrine on 09 June 2016, we came across a pair of Grizzled Giant Squirrels on a tamarind tree, which leaped away when we approached (79.298960E & 12.176150N).  We had photographed an individual before it disappeared among the trees.  The sighting of the Grizzled Giant Squirrels was surprising as it had previously not been recorded; further, the forest isn’t contiguous with an earlier record of Sathanur Dam.


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