Sciurus aestuans 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Sciurus aestuans Linnaeus, 1766
Common Name(s):
English Guianan Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: Population in Colombia needs taxonomic clarification.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-02-01
Assessor(s): Amori, G.
Reviewer(s): Cassola, F.
Contributor(s): Koprowski, J. & Roth, L.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category. Forests are rapidly being converted in the range of the species and it may in the future qualify for a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is distributed widely through Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela and Colombia.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:It is widespread and locally common in some areas of Brazil. Its status unknown in the rest of the range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in various types of forests from Atlantic gallery forests to Amazon rain forests. It also occurs in urban parks.
Generation Length (years):5-6

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation and habitat fragmentation are threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The conservation status of this species is unknown.

Citation: Amori, G. 2016. Sciurus aestuans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T20003A22248406. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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