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Dendrolagus notatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA DIPROTODONTIA MACROPODIDAE

Scientific Name: Dendrolagus notatus
Species Authority: Matschie, 1916
Taxonomic Notes: This species is usually considered a subspecies of Dendrolagus dorianus (e.g., Flannery 1995, Groves 2005), but we provisionally treat it as a separate species following Helgen (2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A. & James, R.
Reviewer/s: Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because it is suspected to have undergone at least a 50% population reduction in the last three generations (i.e., 30 years) that has not ceased, due to hunting pressures and loss of habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the island of New Guinea, where it is found in the high elevations of the central mountains of Papua New Guinea. It ranges between 900 and 3,100 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally rare and occurs at low densities. The productivity of its preferred habitat is low, resulting in a natural low population density.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is restricted to mossy mid- to upper primary montane tropical forest. It is suspected to have an 18 month dependency period before the female is ready to breed again.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by heavy hunting for food with dogs by local people (it has disappeared from the Schrader Range). It is also threatened by loss of habitat due to agriculture (shifting cultivation) and deforestation due to logging.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to this species.
Citation: Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A. & James, R. 2008. Dendrolagus notatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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