Hylopetes spadiceus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Hylopetes spadiceus
Species Authority: (Blyth, 1847)
Common Name(s):
English Red-cheeked Flying Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: Usage of the names spadiceus, lepidus, platyurus has historically been quite confused and some written material may refer to a species different from that indicated. Moreover taxonomic status of some populations needs reconsideration.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
This species is listed as Least Concern in because of its wide distribution, occurrence in a number of protected areas, tolerance to some degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is likely much more widespread than current knowledge suggest, particularly in Borneo.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs from Myanmar, through Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and northern Borneo. It is also found in Lao PDR, southern Viet Nam, and Singapore.
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatera); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Myanmar; Singapore; Thailand; Viet Nam
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
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Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:These squirrels are known from pirmary forests, degraded secondary forest and scrub, and cultivated areas up to 1,500 m.

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: It occurs in a number of protected areas across its range.

Citation: Duckworth, J.W. & Hedges, S. 2008. Hylopetes spadiceus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10607A3204962. . Downloaded on 26 October 2016.
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