Iomys horsfieldii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Iomys horsfieldii (Waterhouse, 1838)
Common Name(s):
English Javanese Flying Squirrel
Iomys horsfieldi (Waterhouse, 1838) [orth. error]

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-05
Assessor(s): Aplin, K. & Lunde, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Least Concern as it is widespread, common, and highly adaptable.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species ranges from Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra, Java, and Borneo (Lekagul and McNeely 1988, Thorington and Hoffmann 2005). It has also been recorded from Singapore, Tioman, and Penang.
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Singapore
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is widespread and common in Malaysia. In Singapore, these animals are listed as rare.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:These squirrels occur up to 1,000 m in primary forests, secondary, degraded forests and scrub, as well as cultivated areas. They can be a pest in plantations. It is nocturnal, and uses tree hollows.
Generation Length (years):3

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed as protected in Indonesia and it occurs in a number of protected areas across its range.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Aplin, K. & Lunde, D. 2016. Iomys horsfieldii (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T10845A115099730. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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