Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Scandentia Tupaiidae

Scientific Name: Urogale everetti
Species Authority: Thomas, 1892
Common Name(s):
English Mindanao Treeshrew, Philippine Tree Shrew, Mindanao Tree Shrew
French Urogale De Mindanao, Urogale D'Everett
Spanish Musaraña Arborícola De Filipinas

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Tabaranza, B., Gonzalez, J.C., Rosell-Ambal, G. & Heaney, L.
Reviewer(s): Hoffmann, M. & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern as it is widespread within its limited range in the Philippines and locally common. Population declines may have occurred at lower elevation ranges due to deforestation, but the population is likely to be stable above 1,000 m and the species occurs in a number of protected areas.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Mindanao Faunal Region, Philippines. It has been recorded from Dinagat, Mindanao (Bukidnon, Davao del Sur, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, South Cotabato, Surigao del Norte, and Zamboanga del Sur provinces), and Siargao (Heaney et al. 1998). It ranges from 750-2,250 m on Mindanao, whereas it is found at lower elevations on the other islands.
Countries occurrence:
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2250
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Population [top]

Population: This species is widespread and locally common in forests on Dinagat and moderately common throughout Mindanao.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species inhabits mid-elevation ranges and prefers montane and lower mossy forest, though it can be found in disturbed habitats near forested areas (L. Heaney pers. comm.). Although it exhibits some tolerance for light habitat disturbance (for example, selective logging), it does not do well in heavily disturbed forest (L. Heaney pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is deforestation that has occurred at lower elevations, and much of this species' habitat below 1000 m has been lost.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Tabaranza, B., Gonzalez, J.C., Rosell-Ambal, G. & Heaney, L. 2008. Urogale everetti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T22784A9387093. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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