Ratufa indica dealbata Blanford, 1897

Giant dang squirrel, Dangs giant squirrel



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: "recent surveys have yielded no sightings of this taxon in its range"



Gujarat, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Blanford, W. T. (1897). The large Indian squirrel (Sciurus indicus Erx.) and its local races and sub-species. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 11: 298-305.


Other references:

Abdulali, H. and Daniel, J. C. (1952). Races of the Indian giant squirrel (Ratufa indica). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 50: 469–474.

Molur, S., Srinivasulu, C., Srinivasulu, B., Walker, S., Nameer, P. O. and Ravikumar, L. (2005). Status of non-volant small mammals: Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (C.A.M.P) workshop report. Zoo Outreach Organisation / CBSG-South Asia., Comibatore, India.

Sanjay Molur, C. Srinivasulu, Bhargavi Srinivasulu, Sally Walker, P.O. Nameer and Latha Ravikumar. (2005). Status of South Asian Non-volant Small Mammals: Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (C.A.M.P.) Workshop Report.
Zoo Outreach Organisation / CBSG-South Asia, Coimbatore, India, 618pp.

Rajamani, N., Molur, S. & Nameer, P.O. (2010). Ratufa indica. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. ( Downloaded on 02 May 2012.

Wilson, D.E., Lacher, T.E., Jr & Mittermeier, R.A. eds. (2016). Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Vol. 6. Lagomorphs and Rodents I. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.


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