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Reproduction

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Eoglaucomys fimbriatus gives birth to 2 to 4 young at a time (Niethammer, 1990). Though little specific information is available on E. fimbriatus, a close relative, H. lepidus, exhibits no specific reproduction time. Reproduction occurs throughout the year. However, females are sychronized within a population. Gestation lasts about 40 days (Nowak, 1991)

Key Reproductive Features: gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate); sexual

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A significant predator of Eoglaucomys fimbriatus is the Charsa marten (Niethammer, 1990).

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Behavior

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Perception Channels: tactile ; chemical

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Conservation Status

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Although E. fimbriatus has no special status, it is presumambly threatened by extensive forest exploitation within its relatively small range (Niethammer, 1990).

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: least concern

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Trophic Strategy

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Eoglaucomys fimbriatus feeds on the seeds of fir and spruce trees and on the acorns of Baloot oak trees.

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Distribution

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The range of Eoglaucomys fimbriatus extends from Afghan to Kashmir and Punjab, India, along the edge of the Himalayas (Niethammer, 1990).

Biogeographic Regions: oriental (Native )

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Habitat

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Eoglaucomys fimbriatus resides in fir, spruce and cedar forests and chesnut oak forests in the mountains of the northwest Himalayas (Niethammer, 1990). It lives at elevations between 1800 and 3600m (Wilson and Reeder, 1993).

Terrestrial Biomes: forest

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Morphology

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The body length of Eoglaucomys fimbriatus ranges from 24 to 31 cm. Tail length varies between 25 and 33 cm. It has an average shoulder height of 30 cm (Niethammer, 1990). The genus Hylopetes is distinguished from other flying squirrels by the presence of four planar footpads at the base of each digit, the absence of a lateral metatarsal pad, and the prominence of the medial pad. Among the defining dental characteristics is a unicuspid third upper premolar. Hylopetes teeth typically have pitted and grooved enamel (Thorington et al., 1993). The dental formula is 1/1 0/0 2/2 3/3. Eoglaucomys fimbriatus deviates from other members of its genus in lacking a tail membrane. It also exhibits a shorter membrane spur (approximately 4 cm long) than most flying squirrels. Its snout is long and grey. The coat is also grey, and the tail is striped. The fur of E. fimbriatus is generally less fuzzy than other members of Hylopetes. Another distinguishing trait is the presence of a thumb stump with a nail-like claw. It has large, reflecting eyes (Niethammer, 1990).

Other Physical Features: endothermic ; bilateral symmetry

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Kashmir flying squirrel

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The Kashmir flying squirrel (Eoglaucomys fimbriatus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is monotypic within the genus Eoglaucomys. It is found in India and Pakistan. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. The Afghan flying squirrel is usually considered a subspecies.

References

  1. ^ Molur, S. (2008). "Eoglaucomys fimbriatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009.old-form url
  • Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman. 2005. Family Sciuridae. pp. 754–818 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
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Kashmir flying squirrel: Brief Summary

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The Kashmir flying squirrel (Eoglaucomys fimbriatus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is monotypic within the genus Eoglaucomys. It is found in India and Pakistan. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. The Afghan flying squirrel is usually considered a subspecies.

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