Sundasciurus rabori 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Sundasciurus rabori Heaney, 1979
Common Name(s):
English Palawan Montane Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-15
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Duya, A., Heaney, L., Balete, D.S., Ong, P., Tabaranza, B. & Rosell-Ambal, R.G.B.
This species is listed as Data Deficient since its original description, no additional information on the species’ biology has been collected. Montane forests where this species occurs are inaccessible and probably entirely unthreatened at present, but basic survey efforts are needed to understand its full distribution, basic biology, and to assess any pending threatening processes (L. Heaney pers. comm).
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Philippines. It is found only on Palawan island from 1,100 to 1,300 m, with records from Mt. Burang-Bato, Mt. Mantalingajan and Mt. Gorangbato (Heaney et al. 1998, Esselstyn et al. 2004).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1100
Upper elevation limit (metres):1300
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is only known from a few individuals.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species seems to be confined to old growth, oak-dominated, montane forest at moderately high elevations (Heaney et al. 1998).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species. These habitats have not been disturbed on Palawan, as they are steep and inaccessible (L. Heaney pers. comm).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Surveys are needed to establish the true extent of this species' geographic and elevational distribution, and to document its basic biology.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Sundasciurus rabori (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21161A115160978. . Downloaded on 23 January 2018.
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