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Pithecheirops otion

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Pithecheirops otion
Species Authority: Emmons, 1993
Common Name(s):
English Bornean Pithecheirops

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Helgen, K., Aplin, K. & Ruedas, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient as the species is known only from the holotype, a juvenile, and there is no information on its limits of distribution or population status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality of Danum Valley Field Centre in Sabah, north Borneo, at 150 m (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known only from the type specimen, which was a juvenile (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species was recorded in "dense viny roadside secondary brush on an abandoned logging road" in what remained of primary lowland dipterocarp forest, which is the dominant habitat in the surrounding region (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Given its presence in lowland regions, it is likely at least somewhat susceptible to extensive habitat loss and human disturbance, although it has been recorded from degraded habitats so would appear to be somewhat adaptable.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The only known specimen is from the Danum Valley Protection Forest Reserve. There is a need for additional survey work to determine the current population status of this species.

Citation: Helgen, K., Aplin, K. & Ruedas, L. 2008. Pithecheirops otion. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2014.
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