Petinomys genibarbis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Petinomys genibarbis
Species Authority: (Horsfield, 1822)
Common Name(s):
English Whiskered Flying Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c+A3c+A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Francis, C. & Gumal, M.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is assessed as Vulnerable due to an inferred population decline in the past and future of greater than 30% based on the rate of forest loss in lowland areas throughout the species' range.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found on Sumatra, Java, Peninsular Malaysia and northern Borneo.
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak)
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Population [top]

Population: Population levels are unknown because it is difficult to survey this species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is arboreal and nocturnal. This species is found in lowland tall primary and secondary forest. It may also occur in tree plantations.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas across its range.

Citation: Francis, C. & Gumal, M. 2008. Petinomys genibarbis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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