Strigocuscus celebensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Diprotodontia Phalangeridae

Scientific Name: Strigocuscus celebensis (Gray, 1858)
Common Name(s):
English Small Sulawesi Cuscus, Little Celebes Cuscus, Small Cuscus
French Petit Couscous De Célèbes

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Helgen, K., Aplin, K., Dickman, C. & Salas, L.
Reviewer(s): Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because of an ongoing population decline of more than 30% over a ten year window of time (5 years in the past and 5 in the future), inferred from probable levels of over-exploitation, and rates of deforestation on Sulawesi.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs on the islands of Sulawesi, Sangihe, and Siau, in the western Moluccan Islands of Indonesia.
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Population [top]

Population:The population abundance of this species is not known.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This nocturnal species, of primary, and occasionally, secondary tropical lowland moist forest. It is a folivorous species that is usually found in pairs.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by hunting for food and deforestation of habitat due to clearance for agriculture and clear-cutting for timber.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is nominally protected by Indonesia law. It is not known if it is present in any protected areas. Further studies into the distribution, natural history, and threats to this species are needed.

Citation: Helgen, K., Aplin, K., Dickman, C. & Salas, L. 2008. Strigocuscus celebensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T20890A9234928. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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