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Chatterjee P, Bhattacharyya K, Bhattacharyya S. First record of the Long-snouted Bhutan Squirrel Dremomys lokriah bhotia (Wroughton, 1916) (Mammalia: Rodentia) from the state of West Bengal, India. JAD. 2022; 4 (1) :52-57
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1- Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
2- Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India , kamalika589@gmail.com
3- West Bengal State University, Barasat, 24 Parganas (N), West Bengal
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We present the first confirmed report of the Long-snouted Bhutan Squirrel Dremomys lokriah bhotia from the state of West Bengal, India. Previously the subspecies was known from limited localities of East Sikkim (India) and Bhutan. This article, thus, adds to the global knowledge of the subspecies with a note on its habitat and activity pattern, along with new details on it’s current global distribution.
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Received: 2021/09/21 | Accepted: 2022/03/27 | Published: 2022/03/31

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