Callosciurus phayrei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Callosciurus phayrei (Blyth, 1856)
Common Name(s):
English Phayre's Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: Considered a distinct species by Moore and Tate (1965) instead of a subspecies of flavimanus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-26
Assessor(s): Chiozza, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in China, western Yunnan, extending into Myanmar (Smith et al. 2008).
Countries occurrence:
China (Yunnan); Myanmar
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Population [top]

Population:The population seems to be stable.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species appears to inhabit the rain forest vegetation area from the mouth of the Salween river northward. It occurs in primary and secondary broadleaved forest, but it is found also in mixed areas with cropland and tree cover. Phayre’s Squirrel is apparently the medium-sized tree squirrel in these tropical deciduous forests.
Generation Length (years):4

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place; it is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Populations of this species should be monitored to record changes in abundance and distribution.

Citation: Chiozza, F. 2016. Callosciurus phayrei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T3602A22253805. . Downloaded on 20 September 2017.
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