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Pteromys momonga

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Pteromys momonga
Species Authority: Temminck, 1844
Common Name(s):
English Japanese Flying Squirrel, Small Japanese Flying-squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Ishii, N. & Kaneko, Y.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because it is relatively widespread, common, and there are currently no known threats.
History:
1994 Rare (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Japan, and is found on Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu (Abe, et al., 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Japan (Honshu, Kyushu)
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Population [top]

Population: It is not so common, but primarily found at higher elevations so more rarely seen.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits forests, from montane to subalpine zones (Abe, et al., 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in protected areas.

Citation: Ishii, N. & Kaneko, Y. 2008. Pteromys momonga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 August 2014.
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