Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Scandentia Tupaiidae

Scientific Name: Tupaia montana
Species Authority: Thomas, 1892
Common Name(s):
English Mountain Treeshrew, Mountain Tree Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Han, K.H., Stuebing, R. & Maryanto, I.
Reviewer(s): Hoffmann, M. & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern as it is common in montane regions of Borneo, which remain mostly undisturbed and although it may be undergoing localized declines, these are not likely to be sufficient to merit listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This is a Borneo species, with a disjunct range across several isolated montane outcrops of Sarawak and western Sabah (Malaysia); probably also found in northern Kalimantan (Indonesia). Although it has been trapped as low as 300 m (Medway 1977), such records are very rare, and the species is most common above 600 m.
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia
Lower elevation limit (metres): 300
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3170
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Population [top]

Population: This species is very common in north-western Borneo (Han et al. 2000).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found only in submontane and montane forest, but can tolerate disturbed forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A general threat for species living in the montane Borneo is loss of habitat due to deforestation for agriculture, such as the conversion of upland forests to vegetable farms (K. H. Han pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in Gunung Niut Nature Reserve (Simons 1987), Gunung Penrissen Nature Reserve (Medway 1977) - although it has not been found there recently in a survey by K.H. Han (pers. comm.) - Danau Sentarum National Park in western Kalimantan (Jeanes and Meijaard 2000), Crocker Range National Park and Kinabalu Park (K. H. Han pers. comm.). It has also been recorded from Kayan Mentarang National Park (I. Maryanto pers. comm.). It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Han, K.H., Stuebing, R. & Maryanto, I. 2008. Tupaia montana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T41498A10470550. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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