Cambodian Striped Squirrel (Tamiops rodolphei)
This species occurs in southern Vietnam, Southern Lao PDR, Cambodia and Eastern
Thailand (Lekagul and McNeely 1988).
This species appears to become rare or absent northwest of a line from 18°00'N, 104°10'E to 18°30'N, 105°00'E (Evans et al. 200
Size: HB: 123; T: 122; HF;26. Skull length 32.4.
The tail is narrower and shorter than the body. There are usually 5 dark stripes , alternating with white stripes on the back and sides, somewhat like the pattern of a chipmunk Utamias The general dorsal background colour is yellowish brown, and the underparts are white, pale brown or bright red. The ears are usually tufted with white, and the tail is rather slender and thinly furred. There are 2 moults per year for winter and summer and the coats are somewhat different in these periods. Females have 6 mammae.
There are 2 sub species in Thailand.
Tamiops rodolphei rodolphei (Milne-Edwards 1867) and Tamiops rodolphei elbeli (Moore 1958)
A young / baby of a Cambodian striped squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Cambodian striped squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
Habitat and Ecology:
This species is found in nearly every habitat with trees,
including secondary growth forest, scrub forest, and gardens. Like T.
mcclellandii, this species uses holes in trees for shelter and travels by
jumping long distances between trees (Lekagul and McNeely 1988) his species is
abundant in suitable habitat. This species is common in evergreen or
semi-evergreen forest, but less common where the forest is degraded or includes
mixed deciduous components (Evans et al. 2000).
Population Trend: Stable
There are no significant threats to this species.
It occurs in numerous protected areas.