Paraxerus Forsyth Major, 1893,

Denys, Christiane, Missoup, Alain Didier, Nicolas, Violaine, Fülling, Olaf, Delapré, Arnaud, Bilong, Charles Felix Bilong, Taylor, Peter John J. & Hutterer, Rainer, 2014, African highlands as mammal diversity hotspots: new records of Lamottemys okuensis Petter, 1986 (Rodentia: Muridae) and other endemic rodents from Mt Oku, Cameroon, Zoosystema 36 (3), pp. 647-690: 677

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http://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2014n3a6

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scientific name

Paraxerus Forsyth Major, 1893
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Genus Paraxerus Forsyth Major, 1893 

Two species of green squirrels are already recorded in Cameroon. Paraxerus poensis (A. Smith, 1830)  is the smallest, the holotype comes from Bioko ( Equatorial Guinea) and it is widely distributed in West Central Africa. The largest species, P. cooperi Hayman, 1950  , was described from the Rumpi Hills and Banso mountains of Bamenda region, it is considered as Vulnerable by IUCN (2012).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Sciuridae