Petaurista leucogenys 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Petaurista leucogenys (Temminck, 1827)
Common Name(s):
English Japanese Giant Flying Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: There are four recognized subspecies: Petaurista leucogenys hintoni Mori, 1923, P. l. leucogenys (Temminck, 1827), P. l. nikkonis Thomas, 1905, and P. l. oreas Thomas, 1905 (Thorington and Hoffmann 2005). It formerly included P. xanthotis (Corbet and Hill 1992).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-20
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Ishii, N. & Kaneko, Y.
This species is listed as Least Concern because it is relatively widespread, common, present in protected areas, and there are currently no known threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Japan and is known from Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu (Abe et al. 2005). It is found in lowlands up to the subalpine zone.
Countries occurrence:
Japan (Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku)
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is a common species, with greater abundance in the lowlands.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in primary and mature secondary forest, conifer plantations, and sometimes in urban areas (Abe et al. 2005).It has one or two young per litter and mean gestation period is 74.2 days (Kawamichi 2010).
Generation Length (years):5-6

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Petaurista leucogenys (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T16720A115138197. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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