Hylopetes winstoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Hylopetes winstoni (Sody, 1949)
Common Name(s):
English Sumatran Flying Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: Taxonomic status needs to be evaluated with more specimens in order to determine whether specifically distinct from H. bartelsi.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-05-05
Assessor(s): Lee, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Duckworth, J.W., Ruedas, L. & Tizard, R.J
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Clayton, E. & Kennerley, R.
Listed as Data Deficient as it is known only from a single specimen. No information is available as to population numbers, taxonomic status with respect to Hylopetes bartelsi, and little information is available on habitat preferences.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from a single specimen, recorded from Baleg, East Aceh Province, northern Sumatra at 1,200 m asl (Jackson 2012).
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Sumatera)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1000
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:The preferred habitat of this species is primary forest between 1,000 and 1,500 m asl (Thorington et al. 2012).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Use and trade information for this species is missing.

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 taxonomy, distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species.

Citation: Lee, B. 2016. Hylopetes winstoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T10608A22244199. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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