Microsciurus alfari 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Microsciurus alfari (J.A. Allen, 1895)
Common Name(s):
English Central American Dwarf Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: Systematics of Microsciurus still problematic because the southern disjunct range in Colombia is probably a different species (Emmons and Timm pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-28
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Emmons, L., Koprowski, J., McCarthy, T., Roth, L., Samudio Jr, R. & Timm, R.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It occurs southern of Nicaragua, south through western Colombia (Emmons and Feer 1997). It inhabits lowlands to 2,600 m (Reid 1997).
Only one specimen was captured from Nicaragua in 1917, but may not be actually have been found there.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Nicaragua; Panama
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:The species is locally abundant. In Panama, it is not common, but nor rare; it has been seen throughout its range in Panama in recent years.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits mainly evergreen forest.
Generation Length (years):3

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats are known. However, it does not tolerate heavy deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Monteverde National Park, Talamanca National Park and other protected areas.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Microsciurus alfari. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13409A22255178. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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