Callosciurus albescens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Callosciurus albescens (Bonhote, 1901)
Common Name(s):
English Kloss’s Squirrel, Kloss Squirrel
Callosciurus albiculus Miller, 1942
Taxonomic Notes: Corbet and Hill (1992) considered albescens as a subspecies of Callosciurus notatus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-23
Assessor(s): Koprowski, J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): van Strien, N.J. & Meijaard, E.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its distribution, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to northern Sumatra (Thorington and Hoffmann 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Sumatera)
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:These diurnal squirrels are found in primary forests in lowland and riparian and regularly flooded areas, as well as degraded, secondary forest and scrub. This species is herbivorous, but ingests a significant amount of insects (Harrison 1954).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known, however, there has been increasing loss of forest in Indonesia and in particular an increasing proportion of loss occurring in wetland primary forest, being most intensive in Sumatra (Margono et al. 2014).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Koprowski, J. 2016. Callosciurus albescens. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T3592A115065203. . Downloaded on 20 October 2017.
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