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Funisciurus pyrropus  (F. Cuvier, 1833)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632363

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Fire-footed Rope 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  
                                              GenusFunisciurus Trouessart, 1880 – Rope Squirrels  
                                                 SpeciesFunisciurus pyrropus (F. Cuvier, 1833) – Fire-footed Rope Squirrel  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Subspecies Funisciurus pyrropus akka de Winton, 1895  
                                                    Subspecies Funisciurus pyrropus leonis Thomas, 1905  
                                                    Subspecies Funisciurus pyrropus leucostigma (Temminck, 1853)  
                                                    Subspecies Funisciurus pyrropus mandingo Thomas, 1903  
                                                    Subspecies Funisciurus pyrropus nigrensis Thomas, 1909  
                                                    Subspecies Funisciurus pyrropus niveatus Thomas, 1923  
                                                    Subspecies Funisciurus pyrropus pembertoni Thomas, 1904  
                                                    Subspecies Funisciurus pyrropus pyrropus (F. Cuvier, 1833)  
                                                    Subspecies Funisciurus pyrropus talboti Thomas, 1909  
       

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  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   
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  Reference for: Funisciurus pyrropus, Fire-footed Rope 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: Funisciurus pyrropus, Fire-footed Rope 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: Funisciurus pyrropus   
       
  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: Funisciurus pyrropus, Fire-footed Rope Squirrel [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Cuvier wrote, "Je donnerai à cet Écuriel le nom de Pyrropus, á cause de la couleur rousse de ses pieds." Schinz (1845) spelled the species name pyrrhopus with no mention of the previous spelling. This constitutes an unjustified emendation. Not found on Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (= "Fernandopô", see type locality), and since the animal was a pet, it probably was captured on the mainland (Thomas, 1890:447)  
 

 

   

 
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