Tupaia nicobarica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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.
2000 Endangered
1996 Endangered

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).
India (Andaman Is., Nicobar Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally common in appropriate habitats.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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