Food habits of the Dusky-striped Squirrel Funambulus sublineatus (Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae)

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Palassery Suresh Aravind
George Joe
Ponnu Dhanesh
Rajamani Nandini


We report the first observations of feeding behaviour of the Dusky-striped Squirrel Funambulus sublineatus in the Western Ghats.  It was observed feeding on eight plant species, including four non-native species.  Feeding was observed in forests as well as in plantations and agricultural habitats, indicating the urgent need for studies in such human-modified landscapes.

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Aravind, P.S., Joe, G., Dhanesh, P. and Nandini, R. 2021. Food habits of the Dusky-striped Squirrel Funambulus sublineatus (Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae). Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 2 (Feb. 2021), 17827–17831. DOI:
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