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Lariscus hosei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Lariscus hosei
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1892)
Common Name(s):
English Four-striped Ground Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because, although the species is still reasonably widely distributed, it is dependent upon a highly fragile habitat in central Borneo where land use changes could quickly result in this species becoming seriously threatened. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion B.
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from the mountains of Sarawak and Sabah (Malaysia), and northern East Kalimantan.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak)
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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: These animals are found in primary forests up to 1,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species is being deforested for timber.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species.

Citation: Duckworth, J.W. & Hedges, S. 2008. Lariscus hosei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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