Prosciurillus abstrusus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Prosciurillus abstrusus
Species Authority: Moore, 1958
Common Name(s):
English Secretive Dwarf Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Chiozza, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is assessed as Data Deficient because it is only known from a mountain range that has not been surveyed since the species was described in the 1950s. There is insufficient information on the range and population in order to classify it as either Least Concern or Vulnerable. The habitat is considered to be relatively intact in this area, but this needs to be confirmed. There are local-level pressures in this area.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality in the Mengkoka Mts. in southeastern Sulawesi at 1,500 m.
Indonesia (Sulawesi)
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known, as it has been collected once in 1950s with no follow up research. It is potentially endemic to the Mengkoka Mts.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been recorded only from mid-montane forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is potentially threatened by human encroachment and hunting.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known to occur in any protected area.

Citation: Chiozza, F. 2008. Prosciurillus abstrusus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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