Creature of the day today is the Philippines squirrel, not many people are covering the wildlife and to be honest its one of the best natural resources the Philippines has with its variety. So from today I will be adding an article a day on new animals,insects and other interesting creatures that inhabit the Philippines Islands.
Its size is average in comparison to other squirrels around the world in fact its terminology would be a “medium sized squirrel” which doesn’t get more average than that. Colour wise its dark brown with its hair tips light brown in colour. Ventral pelage is grey or pale brown in colour, due to the environments that the various squirrels live in around the Philippines you will find their colours vary slightly due to things like diet and surroundings. Its snout is rather short and stubby, long tailed and a single pair of upper and lower incisors. They do have four long claws on the forefoot toes with the thumb being extremely short and inconspicuous.
They can be found all over the Philippines and have been recorded in Mindanao,Basilan, Biliran, Bohol, Dinagat, Homohon, Leyte, Mindanao (Agusan del Norte, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Occidental, Sarangani, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Surigao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur,Samar, Siargao.