Tupaia longipes


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Tupaia longipes
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1893)
Common Name(s):
English Long-footed Treeshrew, Long-footed Tree Shrew, Bornean Tree Shrew
Spanish Tupaya De Pies Largos
Taxonomic Notes: This species was formerly included as a subspecies of Tupaia glis (e.g., Corbet and Hill 1992), but is here treated as a distinct species following Helgen (2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Han, K.H. & Stuebing, R.
Reviewer(s): Hoffmann, M. & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern as although the species has probably undergone declines due to ongoing forest loss, particularly at low elevations, these declines over 10 years are unlikely to be sufficient to warrant listing in a threatened category.
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Borneo, where it is found in Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia), Kalimantan (Indonesia), and Brunei (Helgen 2005). It is more commonly found below 1,000 m (K.H. Han pers. comm.).
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: Formerly common in Borneo, but there have probably since been declines throughout the range.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is reliant on pristine forest; however, they do survive in natural forest remnants in tree plantations and regenerating shifting agriculture plots (R. Stuebing pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to this species is deforestation and habitat degradation due to agriculture and conversion to non-timber plantations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:  This species is found in several protected areas. It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Han, K.H. & Stuebing, R. 2008. Tupaia longipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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