Prosciurillus rosenbergii 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Prosciurillus rosenbergii
Species Authority: (Jentink, 1879)
Common Name(s):
English Sanghir Squirrel

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)
Listed as Least Concern as it common through much its range, present even in human-modified habitats, 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 Sangir Island (Sangihe) of the Molucca Islands (Musser and Carleton 2005).
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Population [top]

Population:P. rosenbergii is the most frequently encountered mammal on Sangihe island in several habitat types, with the highest population density in primary forest.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is commonly found in low elevation primary forests, where it has its highest population density, but it is also common in all cultivated areas (Riley 2002).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sangihe island is heavily cultivated at low elevations. Though this animal does well in secondary and cultivated habitats, its primary habitat is rapidly being transformed (Riley 2002).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place. Populations of this species should be monitored to record changes in abundance and distribution.

Citation: Chiozza, F. 2008. Prosciurillus rosenbergii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136574A4312595. . Downloaded on 24 August 2016.
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