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Callosciurus adamsi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Callosciurus adamsi
Species Authority: Kloss, 1921
Common Name(s):
English Ear-spot Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c+3c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Duckworth, J.W. & Meijaard, E.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable as it is restricted to lower altitudes, where deforestation is heavy and there is no evidence the species will survive in degraded areas. During the last 10 years over 30% of evergreen lowland forest has been cleared in species range and it is predicted that the 40% of the remaining area will be converted into plantations in the next decade.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species inhabits the lowlands and hills in Sabah and Sarawak, Borneo, below the altitudinal range of Callosciurus orestes (Thorington and Hoffmann 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak)
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits dipterocarp forest (Payne et al. 1985).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species is being deforested for timber, firewood and conversion to agricultural land.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in a number of protected areas across its range.

Citation: Duckworth, J.W. & Meijaard, E. 2008. Callosciurus adamsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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