Rheithrosciurus macrotis 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Rheithrosciurus macrotis
Species Authority: (Gray, 1856)
Common Name(s):
English Tufted Ground Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Duckworth, J.W. & Meijaard, E.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is assessed as Vulnerable based on an estimated population decline of greater than 30% in a 10 year window that includes the past and the future. This low density species is very susceptible to fragmentation and is threatened by habitat loss and hunting.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found on Borneo (Thorington and Hoffmann 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak)
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Population [top]

Population:This seems to be a rare, occurring at low densities.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is only recorded from primary forest in hilly areas, however, it is not well surveyed in other habitat types. It could be dependent on good quality habitat.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by hunting, using snares, and habitat degradation and loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known from several protected areas across its range.

Citation: Duckworth, J.W. & Meijaard, E. 2008. Rheithrosciurus macrotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19474A8895951. . Downloaded on 31 August 2016.
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