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

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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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Vimalraj, S., Raman, K., Reddy, D.A., Harikrishnan, B., Krishnakumar, B.M. and Selvan, K.M. 2018. 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. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 1 (Jan. 2018), 11240–11242. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3932.10.1.11240-11242.
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