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Callosciurus orestes

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Callosciurus orestes
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1895)
Common Name/s:
English Borneo Black-banded Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly considered a subspecies of C. nigrovittatus (Medway 1977), but clearly distinct (Payne et al. 1985).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Duckworth, J.W., Lee, B. & Tizard, R.J.
Reviewer/s: Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern as it is a middle montane species with a wide range. Some forest loss is occurring but not enough to list as even Near Threatened.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in north east Borneo at middle elevations (Payne et al. 1985).
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak)
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Population [top]

Population: The population appears to be stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It appears to be restricted to lower montane forest and to upper dipterocarp forest. It is active in small and
medium-sized trees, feeding on fruits and black ants.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

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, reproduction and ecology of this species.
Citation: Duckworth, J.W., Lee, B. & Tizard, R.J. 2008. Callosciurus orestes. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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