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Dactylopsila megalura

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA DIPROTODONTIA PETAURIDAE

Scientific Name: Dactylopsila megalura
Species Authority: Rothschild & Dollman, 1932
Common Name/s:
English Great-tailed Triok

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Leary, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Bonaccorso, F., Helgen, K., Seri, L., Allison, A., Salas, L. & Dickman, C.
Reviewer/s: Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution (it is expected to occur in the montane areas between the localities that form the extremes of its range), lack of major threats (its montane habitat is largely intact), and because it is unlikely to be declining at a rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
History:
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the high elevations of western New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea). It has been recorded at four localities but it is expected to occur more widely. It has been recorded from 1,000 to 2,300 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is rarely encountered; only ten individuals were encountered in 600 hours work at one locality (L. Salas pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a strictly arboreal species of primary montane moss forest. It has not been recorded in secondary forests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is occasionally hunted by local people for food and its pelt, however, it is not easily encountered, and hunting is not considered a major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded from the Mekil Wildlife Management Area.
Citation: Leary, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Bonaccorso, F., Helgen, K., Seri, L., Allison, A., Salas, L. & Dickman, C. 2008. Dactylopsila megalura. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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