Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Sundasciurus brookei
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1892)
Common Name(s):
English Brooke's Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Lunde, D. & Aplin, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern as it has a relatively large and stable population in Mt. Kinabalu National Park. It is probably naturally rare, and as a hill species it is not being heavily affected by the extensive lowland forest conversions in Borneo.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in north, central and western Borneo.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia; Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: This species is naturally rare due to its narrow habitat zone. It has most likely a relatively large, stable population on Kinabalu. Other populations would be less stable.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits tall forest in hill ranges-lower montane. It is diurnal, primarily arboreal.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species, although it may be threatened by very little degradation around Mt. Kinabalu.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is known to occur in Mt. Kinabalu National Park.

Citation: Lunde, D. & Aplin, K. 2008. Sundasciurus brookei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T21153A9252537. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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