Funisciurus duchaillui 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Funisciurus duchaillui Sanborn, 1953
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Happold (2013) in recognizing this as distinct from Funisciurus isabella. Reinstated as a full species by Brugière et al. (2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-26
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Happold, D.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of sufficient information on its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Central Africa, where it has been recorded from central Gabon, south of the Ogooué River and south to the Massif du Chaillu.
Countries occurrence:
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Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is moderately common within the known range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This diurnal species is generally associated with closed canopy tropical moist forest, especially where trees of the families Cesalpiniaceae and Burseraceae are common. It is usually observed as single animals or less frequently in pairs in the lower storeys of the forest at 4-6 m above ground, but has been recorded in all storeys from ground level to >25 m.  Individuals tend to escape through the canopy rather than on the ground (Brugiere et al. 2005). F. duchaiillui is herbivorous and eats fruits of Xylopia aethiopica and Dialium gleaned from the canopy.


Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from the Lopé National Park, Gabon. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Funisciurus duchaillui (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136461A115207982. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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