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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 1956-1961
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.228


First Record of Leucism in Five Striped Palm Squirrel, Funambulus pennantii (Rodentia: Sciuridae) from North India
Ramesh Singh Yadav1*, G.P. Painkra2, D. Kerketta3 and D. Kumar4 
1Formerly Department of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bustar, Chhattisgarh, India
3BAU-College of Agriculture, Deoghar, India
4Raj Mohini Devi College of Agriculture and Research Station, Ambikapur, Surguja, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A case of leucism in five striped palm squirrel Funambulus pennantii Wroughton, 1905 has first time recorded from a partial man made forest at Zamania (Ghazipur) Uttar Pradesh of Northern India. It’s a second report of leucism of the same species from the country. The data of ecological habitats and economic importance are also presented here.


Keywords: Leucism, Squirrel, Funambulus pennantii, Rodentia, India
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Ramesh Singh Yadav, G.P. Painkra D. Kerketta and Kumar, D. 2019. First Record of Leucism in Five Striped Palm Squirrel, Funambulus pennantii (Rodentia: Sciuridae) from North India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 1956-1961. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.228