Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Niviventer cremoriventer
Species Authority: (Miller, 1900)
Common Name(s):
English Sundaic Arboreal Niviventer, Dark-tailed Tree Rat
Taxonomic Notes: This may be a species complex (K. Aplin, G. Musser and D. Lunde pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Ruedas, L., Aplin, K., Musser, G. & Lunde, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because of a population decline, estimated to be more than 30% over the last ten years, inferred shrinkage in distribution, and habitat destruction and degradation.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This widespread species is found in peninsular Thailand and Malaysia, as some offshore islands; including the Mergui Archipelago, Anambas islands, Sumatra, Nias, Billiton, Bangka, Borneo, Java, Bali, and small islands off the northern tip of Sabah (Musser and Carleton 2005). This generally lowland species reaches 1,530 m on the slopes of Mt. Kinabalu in Sabah (Musser and Carleton 2005). In Indochina this species occurs only south of the Isthmus of Kra (Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia; Malaysia; Singapore; Thailand
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1530
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: It is generally a common species (Wells et al. 2004; Md Nor 2001).
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is frequently trapped in both the canopy and on the ground, showing no preference for either (Wells et al. 2004). It prefers primary forest habitats but it is relativley tolerant of disturbance and may be found in secondary wooded habitats. It is not found outside of forested areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species, especially in lowland areas, is being deforested for timber, firewood and conversion to agricultural land (such as oil palms).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in many protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Ruedas, L., Aplin, K., Musser, G. & Lunde, D. 2008. Niviventer cremoriventer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T14816A4462185. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided