Dendrogale melanura 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Scandentia Tupaiidae

Scientific Name: Dendrogale melanura (Thomas, 1892)
Common Name(s):
English Bornean Smooth-tailed Treeshrew, Bornean Smooth-tailed Tree Shrew
Spanish Tupaya De Borneo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Han, K.H. & Stuebing, R.
Reviewer(s): Hoffmann, M. & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species does not appear to have been recorded since the early 1970s. A primarily montane species, it has probably undergone some declines due to loss of habitat, particularly at lower elevations, but the absence of any recent records hinders any reliable assessment of their status. This species is a priority for further survey work, pending which it may warrant listing in Near Threatened or higher.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to montane Borneo where it is restricted to altitudes above 900 m (Payne et al. 1998) in Malaysian northern Borneo, including the mountains of north-eastern Sarawak and Mts. Kinabalu and Trus Madi in Sabah (Helgen 2005). Recorded from 1,200 m to elevations of 3,350 m (Corbet and Hill 1992).
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):900
Upper elevation limit (metres):3350
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Population [top]

Population:This species has not been recorded since the early 1970s. Between 1989 to 1991, three sessions of trappings at the area (Sinsuran Ridge, Sabah) where the animal was last caught in the early 1970s, failed to capture the animal (K.H. Han pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in submontane and montane pristine forest. This species needs undergrowth as it comes down to forage for insects (K. H. Han pers. comm.).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is loss of habitat due to agricultural expansion and conversion of land to non-tree plantations at lower elevations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Crocker Range National Park (Sabah, Malaysia). It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Han, K.H. & Stuebing, R. 2008. Dendrogale melanura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T6405A12739829. . Downloaded on 14 August 2018.
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