Spilocuscus wilsoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Diprotodontia Phalangeridae

Scientific Name: Spilocuscus wilsoni Helgen & Flannery, 2004
Common Name(s):
English Blue-eyed Spotted Cuscus, Biak Spotted Cuscus

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-06-15
Assessor(s): Aplin, K. & Helgen, K.
Reviewer(s): Johnson, C.N. & Hawkins, C.
Listed as Critically Endangered because of a continuing drastic population decline, inferred to be more than 80% from the rate and extent of habitat loss in the last 10 years due to massive deforestation on Biak-Supiori and from levels of exploitation.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the islands of Biak and Supiori, in Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:This species appears to be uncommon. It is known only from two museum specimens and a pet. The last five surveys to Biak have only encountered it as a pet.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It has been recorded in lowland tropical moist forest.
Generation Length (years):4.8

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by rapid, ongoing deforestation of suitable habitat, and by hunting for food and collection as a pets by local people.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The island of Supiori is a protected area. Further studies into the distribution, natural history, and threats to this species are needed.

Citation: Aplin, K. & Helgen, K. 2016. Spilocuscus wilsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136443A21950078. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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