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Petaurillus emiliae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Petaurillus emiliae
Species Authority: 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: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Duckworth, J.W. & Francis, C.
Reviewer/s: Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient because it is known only from the type specimen collected in 1901. Adequate surveys have not been done to look for this species, and so it cannot be considered Extinct.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from a single location in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia.
Countries:
Native:
Malaysia (Sarawak)
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known, as the only known record is the type specimen from 1901.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by habitat conversion due to agriculture and logging.

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: Duckworth, J.W. & Francis, C. 2008. Petaurillus emiliae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 April 2014.
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