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Aeromys thomasi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Aeromys thomasi
Species Authority: (Hose, 1900)
Common Name(s):
English Thomas’s Flying Squirrel, Thomas's Flying Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Ruedas, L., 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 Data Deficient as no information is available as to actual distribution and population status. Further studies are needed into the distribution, and abundance of this in south eastern and central Bornean Mountain Range. Status of the species could very easily be in a threat category based on habitat threat at lower elevations in deforested regions.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species occurs in Borneo, except of the southern east portion.
Countries:
Native:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: There is little information available for this species. Presumably, it is common in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It species is found from lowland to mid-montane forest. It is a nocturnal squirrel, feeding mainly on fruits.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened by anthropogenic habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found within several protected areas on Borneo.

Citation: Ruedas, L., Duckworth, J.W., Lee, B. & Tizard, R.J. 2008. Aeromys thomasi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 August 2014.
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