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Hylopetes sipora

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Hylopetes sipora
Species Authority: Chasen, 1940
Common Name(s):
English Sipora Flying Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Ruedas, L., Duckworth, J.W., Lee, B. & Tizard, R.J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered as it is known only from Sipura island, which is only 845 km2, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
History:
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from Sipura island, in the Mentawai Archipelago, south west of Sumatra (Thorington and Hoffmann 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Sumatera)
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a lowland species living in primary forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species is being deforested for timber, firewood and conversion to agricultural land.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, and ecology of this species.

Citation: Ruedas, L., Duckworth, J.W., Lee, B. & Tizard, R.J. 2008. Hylopetes sipora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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