Hylopetes platyurus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Hylopetes platyurus (Jentink, 1890)
Common Name(s):
English Jentink's Flying Squirrel, Gray Cheeked Flying Squirrel, Grey Cheeked Flying Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly included in lepidus (Hill 1962; Pavlinov et al. 1995), but see Thorington et al. (1996). Corbet and Hill (1992) listed aurantiacus as a synonym, here placed in H. spadiceus (Thorington and Hoffmann 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing problems with its taxonomy as well as absence of recent information on its status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species ranges from Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra (Thorington and Hoffmann 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia; Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It can inhabit a wide variety of habitat: from evergreen rainforest to cultivated land near villages, from lowland to
mountain areas.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species is being deforested for timber, firewood and conversion to agricultural land.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species probably occurs in a number of protected areas across its range. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species.

Citation: Duckworth, J.W. & Hedges, S. 2008. Hylopetes platyurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136262A4266675. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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