The Plantain Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus) is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand in a wide range of habitats: forests, mangroves, parks, gardens, and agricultural areas. Fruit farmers consider them to be pests.
It is greyish/brown with a chestnut belly and a black and white stripe on the side. The genus name Callosciurus means beautiful squirrels. Its diet consists mostly of leaves and fruits, but it also eats insects and bird eggs. It is known to break open twigs that contain ant larvae to eat them. It can eat fruits much bigger than itself, such as mangoes, jackfruit, or coconuts. It is very quick and agile in trees, able to jump a few meters between trees, and rarely wanders on the ground.