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Peroryctes raffrayana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PERAMELEMORPHIA PERAMELIDAE

Scientific Name: Peroryctes raffrayana
Species Authority: (Milne-Edwards, 1878)
Common Name(s):
English Raffray's Bandicoot
French Grand Péramèle

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Leary, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Bonaccorso, F., Helgen, K., Seri, L., Allison, A., Aplin, K., Dickman, C. & Salas, L.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, lack of major threats, 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: Raffray's Bandicoot is widespread throughout the highlands of New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), and it is also found on Yapen Island (Flannery 1995a,b). It occurs from 60 to 3,900 m asl, though it is most common at around 1,000 m asl (Flannery 1995a).
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is common in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs in montane and upper montane tropical moist forests, and montane grasslands. It is rarely found in secondary or regenerating forest, preferring undisturbed forest. Animals have been recorded from secondary forests, but the species is fairly intolerant of habitat disturbance. The average litter size is one or two young (Flannery 1995a).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Raffray's Bandicoot is hunted for food by local people throughout its range, but this is not seen as a major threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in a number of protected areas.

Citation: Leary, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Bonaccorso, F., Helgen, K., Seri, L., Allison, A., Aplin, K., Dickman, C. & Salas, L. 2008. Peroryctes raffrayana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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