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Epixerus ebii  (Temminck, 1853)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632346

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Western Palm Squirrel [English]
 
    Palm Squirrel [English]
 
    African Palm Squirrel [English]
 
    Ebian's palm squirrel [English]
 
    Temminck's giant squirrel [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderSciuromorpha Brandt, 1855 – squirrels  
                                     FamilySciuridae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 – squirrels, marmots, chipmunks  
                                        SubfamilyXerinae Osborn, 1910  
                                           TribeProtoxerini Moore, 1959 – African tree squirrels  
                                              GenusEpixerus Thomas, 1909 – African Palm Squirrels  
                                                 SpeciesEpixerus ebii (Temminck, 1853) – Western Palm Squirrel, Palm Squirrel, African Palm Squirrel, Ebian's palm squirrel, Temminck's giant squirrel  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Subspecies Epixerus ebii ebii (Temminck, 1853)  
                                                    Subspecies Epixerus ebii jonesi Hayman, 1954  
                                                    Subspecies Epixerus ebii wilsoni (Du Chaillu, 1860) – Biafran palm squirrel 
       

 References
       
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  Source: 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, website (version 2000)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: http://www.redlist.org/   
  Reference for: Epixerus ebii   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): CITES  
  Publication Date: 2007   
  Article/Chapter Title: Appendix III   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Notification to the Parties, no. 2007/007   
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  Notes: Available online via CITES Secretariat at http://www.cites.org/eng/notif/2007/E007.pdf   
  Reference for: Epixerus ebii   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thorington, Richard W., Jr., and Robert S. Hoffman / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Family Sciuridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 754-818   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Epixerus ebii, Palm Squirrel [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Thorington, Richard W., Jr., John L. Koprowski, Michael A. Steele, and James F. Whatton  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Squirrels of the World   
  Page(s): vii + 459   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-4214-0469-9   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Epixerus ebii, African Palm Squirrel [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Epixerus ebii   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Epixerus ebii, Western Palm Squirrel [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix III (Ghana); IUCN - Lower Risk (nt) as E. ebii and as E. wilsoni  
    Comments: E. ebii and E. wilsoni were formerly considered distinct species by Perret and Aellen (1956), Verheyen (1959), and Rosevear (1969), but Kuhn (1964) revised the genus and concluded that they are conspecific  
    CITES: Removed from Appendix III by Ghana, removed in accordance with CITES Article XVI, paragraph 3, effective June 23, 2010  
 

 

   

 
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