Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Rhinosciurus laticaudatus
Species Authority: (Müller, 1840)
Common Name(s):
English Shrew-faced Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Duckworth, J.W., Meijaard, E., Lee, B. & Tizard, R.J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Near Threatened because although the species is widespread and occurs in numerous protected areas and can occur in logged and secondary forest, overall forest conversion rates in its entirely Sundaic range are very high. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion A2c.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs on Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand, Sumatra, Borneo, and small adjacent islands.
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Singapore; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: This species has been rarely encountered.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a diurnal and terrestrial species (Saiful and Nordin 2004), occurring in lowland primary rainforest, logged forests, and 40 year old regrowth.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by habitat loss due to logging and agricultural conversion.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Duckworth, J.W., Meijaard, E., Lee, B. & Tizard, R.J. 2008. Rhinosciurus laticaudatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T42460A10699198. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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