Sundasciurus juvencus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Sundasciurus juvencus (Thomas, 1908)
Common Name(s):
English Northern Palawan Tree Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-02-08
Assessor(s): Balete, D.S. & Ong, P.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Rosell-Ambal, R.G.B. & Tabaranza, B.
Listed as Least Concern as this species is locally common and tolerant to habitat disturbance; there are no declines documented based on hunting or pet trade.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Philippines, where it is known only from the Palawan Faunal Region and is restricted to parts of the island north of Abo-abo (Heaney et al. 1998). The species was introduced to Apulit by previous resort owners and now poses a threat to cavity-nesting birds (P. Widmann pers. comm.).
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Population [top]

Population:This species is widespread and common, even abundant in suitable habitat. It is considered to be a crop pest (L. Heaney pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in primary and secondary lowland forest from sea level to at least 500 m (Hoogstraal 1951, Esselstyn et al. 2004). However, it seems to be tolerant of habitat disturbance, as it is also found in tree plantations (e.g. coconut), agricultural areas and gardens, including heavily disturbed areas (L. Heaney pers. comm.).
Generation Length (years):4

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are currently no major threats to this species. It is occasionally hunted as a pest and is traded as pets throughout Philippines (L. Heaney pers. comm., P. Widmann pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known to occur in several protected areas (L. Heaney and P. Widmann pers. comm.).

Citation: Balete, D.S. & Ong, P. 2016. Sundasciurus juvencus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21157A22249896. . Downloaded on 21 April 2018.
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