Rhinosciurus laticaudatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: This species has been rarely encountered.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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