|Scientific Name:||Microsciurus alfari|
|Species Authority:||(J.A. Allen, 1895)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Systematics of Microsciurus still problematic because the southern disjunct range in Colombia is probably a different species (Emmons and Timm pers. comm.).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Koprowski, J., Roth, L., Emmons, L., Timm, R., McCarthy, T. & Samudio, R.|
|Reviewer(s):||McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it does not appear to be under threat and is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||Southern Nicaragua south through western Colombia (Emmons and Feer 1997). Lowlands to 2,600 m (Reid 1997).
Only one specimen from Nicaragua in 1917, but may not be actually have been found there.
Native:Colombia; Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Panama
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|Population:||Locally abundant. In Panama, not common, but nor is it rare; it has been seen throughout its range in Panama in recent years.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Mainly in evergreen forest.|
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats known. However, it does not tolerate heavy deforestation.|
|Conservation Actions:||Occurs in Monteverde National Park, Talamanca National Park and other protected areas.|
|Citation:||Koprowski, J., Roth, L., Emmons, L., Timm, R., McCarthy, T. & Samudio, R. 2008. Microsciurus alfari. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.|
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