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Dendrolagus dorianus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA DIPROTODONTIA MACROPODIDAE

Scientific Name: Dendrolagus dorianus
Species Authority: Ramsay, 1883
Common Name/s:
English Doria's Tree Kangaroo, Unicolored Tree Kangaroo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A3cd ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A. & James, R.
Reviewer/s: Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable based on a projected population decline of more than 30% within the next three generations (i.e., 30 years), due to declines in habitat, and unsustainable levels of exploitation.
History:
1996 Vulnerable (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Vulnerable (IUCN 1990)
1988 Vulnerable (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Vulnerable (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)
1982 Vulnerable (Thornback and Jenkins 1982)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to New Guinea, where it is found in the high elevations of the central mountains of southeastern Papua New Guinea. It ranges between 600 and 3,650 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally rare and occurs at low densities. The productivity of its preferred habitat is low, resulting in a natural low population density.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is restricted to mossy mid- to upper primary montane tropical forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by heavy hunting for food with dogs by local people. Future threats include habitat loss and degradation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in several protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to it.
Citation: Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A. & James, R. 2008. Dendrolagus dorianus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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