Hyosciurus ileile


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hyosciurus ileile
Species Authority: Tate & Archbold, 1936
Common Name(s):
English Lowland Long-nosed Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Chiozza, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat. This species is known exclusively from primary forest below 1,700 m, but it is known to inhabit also degraded, secondary forest and scrub. Further, the species occurs at extremely low densities and is extremely susceptible to human disturbance.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to lowland and hill forest in northern peninsula of Sulawesi (Indonesia).
Indonesia (Sulawesi)
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Population [top]

Population: H. ileile is rare across its range.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is known from primary forest as well as degraded, secondary forest and scrub at altitudes up to 1,700 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by habitat loss from human disturbance.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Species range broadly overlaps with the proposed: Kelompok Hutan Buol Toli-toli Nature Reserve, Gunung Sojol Nature Reserve, and Pegunungan Buol Toli-toli Game Reserve.

Citation: Chiozza, F. 2008. Hyosciurus ileile. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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