Petinomys vordermanni 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Petinomys vordermanni
Species Authority: (Jentink, 1890)
Common Name(s):
English Vordermann's Flying Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: McKenna (1962) considered vordermanni representative of an undescribed genus, but Muul and Thonglongya (1971) and Hill (1961) retained it in Petinomys.

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 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species known from scattered localities on southern Myanmar, Peninsular Malaysia, northern and central Borneo, and islands off eastern Sumatra.
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Myanmar
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known. Further studies are needed into the distribution, and abundance of this species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is arboreal and nocturnal and it likely prefers lowland rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from protected areas across its range.

Citation: Francis, C. & Gumal, M. 2008. Petinomys vordermanni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T16740A6342298. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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