Petaurillus emiliae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Petaurillus emiliae Thomas, 1908
Common Name(s):
English Lesser Pygmy Flying Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: Taxonomic experts need to check whether this is distinctive from P. hosei.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-22
Assessor(s): Clayton, E. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Duckworth, J.W. & Francis, C
Listed as Data Deficient because it is known only from the type specimen collected in 1901 and a record in 2013. The most recent observation is a site over 300 km away from the holotype record, therefore more comprehensive surveys may show the species to have a wider range.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the holotype location in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia. More recently it has been found during surveys of Labanan Research Forest located in Berau District, East Kalimantan  at elevations between 125-275 m asl (Lestari et al. 2013).
Countries occurrence:
Malaysia (Sarawak)
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Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known, as the only known records are the type specimen from 1901 a record from 2013.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is arboreal and probably prefers forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by habitat conversion due to agriculture and logging. One study demonstrated estimates of high forest loss and only small amounts of intact forest remaining in Sarawak (Bryan et al. 2013).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species.

Citation: Clayton, E. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Petaurillus emiliae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T16714A22269375. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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