Tupaia nicobarica 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Scandentia Tupaiidae

Scientific Name: Tupaia nicobarica
Species Authority: (Zelebor, 1869)
Common Name(s):
English Nicobar Treeshrew, Nicobar Tree Shrew
French Toupaïe Des Îles Nicobar

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Saha, S.S. & Bhatta, T.
Reviewer(s): Hoffmann, M. & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Endangered as the species is entirely confined to Great and Little Nicobar Islands (ca. 1,000 km²), where it is subject to a continuing decline in quality and area of available habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs only on the Indian islands of Great Nicobar and Little Nicobar (Helgen 2005). Sea level to 1,000 m (Molur et al. 2005).
Countries occurrence:
India (Andaman Is., Nicobar Is.)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:2
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:It is locally common in appropriate habitats.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This semi-arboreal species, often seen on the forest floor, occupies the lower and mid-canopy of rainforest areas.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are forest loss and fragmentation, and predation by domestic dogs and cats (Molur et al. 2005).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:  It has been recorded from several protected areas, including Galathea National Park and Campbell National Park (Molur et al. 2005). It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Saha, S.S. & Bhatta, T. 2008. Tupaia nicobarica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T22454A9373847. . Downloaded on 28 October 2016.
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