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Dremomys gularis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Dremomys gularis
Species Authority: Osgood, 1932
Common Name/s:
English Red-throated Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: This distinctive species has in the past been included in D. pyrrhomerus or D. rufigenis, but their diagnostic characters are constant, leading Corbet and Hill (1992) to justify their specific rank.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Lunde, D.
Reviewer/s: Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, it is common and adaptable, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been recorded from the Red River Valley from northern Viet Nam to south central Yunnan, China (Zhang et al. 1997).
Countries:
Native:
China; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is little information available for this species. The type specimen was collected at high elevation (2,500-3,000 m) from Mt. Fan Si Pan, near Chapa Tonkin, Viet Nam (Smith et al. 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.
Citation: Lunde, D. 2008. Dremomys gularis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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