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Hylopetes lepidus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Hylopetes lepidus
Species Authority: (Horsfield, 1822)
Common Name(s):
English Gray-cheeked Flying Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: Further studies are needed to resolve the relationship to H. platyurus and between the Javan and Bornean populations.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Duckworth, J.W. & Hedges, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing problems with its taxonomy as well as absence of recent information on its distribution, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in northern Borneo and Java (Thorington and Hoffmann 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Jawa, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah)
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been recorded in forested habitat but its ecology its poorly known.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Duckworth, J.W. & Hedges, S. 2008. Hylopetes lepidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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