Prosciurillus murinus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Prosciurillus murinus (Müller & Schlegel, 1844)
Common Name(s):
English Celebes Dwarf Squirrel
Sciurillus murinus ssp. griseus Sody, 1949
Sciurus murinus ssp. evidens Miller & Hollister, 1921
Sciurus murinus ssp. necopinus Miller & Hollister, 1921

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Ruedas, L. & Suyanto, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient because there is insufficient information on its population size and rate of decline to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is a low density, forest obligate species that is threatened by habitat loss, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to north east and central Sulawesi and adjacent small islands, including Sangihe island, north of Sulawesi (Riley 2002).
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known. On Sangihe, this species is common in all habitats with tall trees. Because there were no records of this now common species on Sangihe until recently, it is suspected to be recently introduced (Riley 2002).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It prefers primary forest, probably at higher elevations. The species is primarily arboreal but it is sometimes found on the ground.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by forest clearing due to small-scale agriculture, and at lower elevations due to forestry operations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Ruedas, L. & Suyanto, A. 2008. Prosciurillus murinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T18364A8149733. . Downloaded on 24 September 2017.
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