Petinomys setosus 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Petinomys setosus
Species Authority: (Temminck, 1844)
Common Name(s):
English Temminck's Flying Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: Northern populations are distinct subspecies and may be a distinct species, owing to a large geographic gap.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c+3c+4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Francis, C. & Duckworth, J.W.
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 expected population decline over more than 30% in the past and the future inferred from the extensive and rapid habitat loss in the majority of its range, specifically the southern portion.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is patchily distributed in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, and northern Borneo (Thorington and Hoffmann 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is nocturnal and arboreal, specialized to deciduous forest in northern Thailand and possibly elsewhere. This species is found in higher elevations in the north and lowland areas in the south.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In the southern part of its range, it is threatened by habitat loss due to logging and habitat conversion.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas across its range. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution and abundance of this species.

Citation: Francis, C. & Duckworth, J.W. 2008. Petinomys setosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T16739A6340308. . Downloaded on 28 August 2016.
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