Petinomys mindanensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Petinomys mindanensis
Species Authority: (Rabor, 1939)
Common Name(s):
English Mindanao Flying Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: Paratype of mindanensis is probably not P. crinitus as previously thought, but a distinct species of Petinomys (Musser and Carleton 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Chiozza, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern as it is widespread in the Philippines, it occurs in a number of protected areas, 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 is endemic to the Phillipines. It has been recorded from Mindanao (Bukidnon, Davao del Sur, Lanao del Sur, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, and Zamboanga del Norte provinces), Dinagat, and Siargao islands (Heaney and Rabor 1982).
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Population [top]

Population: This species is moderately common in midelevation primary forest (Heaney et al. 1998).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits primary lowland to montane forest from 500 to 1,600 m, although it is most abundant at middle elevations (Musser and Heaney 1992).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in some protected areas throughout its range. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species.

Citation: Chiozza, F. 2008. Petinomys mindanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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