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Petaurillus hosei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Petaurillus hosei
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1900)
Common Name(s):
English Hose's Pygmy Flying Squirrel

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 insufficient information is known about its range (it is known from only a few records), population size and population trends. Adequate surveys have not been carried out for this nocturnal, arboreal species. There is no reason to believe that it is not more widespread.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to Brunei and Malaysia, in northern Borneo.
Countries:
Native:
Brunei Darussalam; Malaysia (Sarawak)
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Population [top]

Population: It is known from only a few lowland sites on Borneo. No recent surveys have been done for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is arboreal and nocturnal and probably prefers tall dipterocarp forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by habitat loss due to logging and agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place; it is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species.

Citation: Duckworth, J.W. & Francis, C. 2008. Petaurillus hosei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.
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