Petinomys setosus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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