Dendrolagus dorianus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Diprotodontia Macropodidae

Scientific Name: Dendrolagus dorianus 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: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-29
Assessor(s): Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A. & James, R.
Reviewer(s): Pacifici, M.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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 occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):600
Upper elevation limit (metres):3650
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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.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is restricted to mossy mid- to upper primary montane tropical forest.
Generation Length (years):10

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by heavy hunting for food with dogs by local people. Increased hunting pressure is probably due to improved road access associated with the Papua New Guinea LNG project and other developments in parts of its highland range. 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.

Citation: Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A. & James, R. 2016. Dendrolagus dorianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6427A21957392. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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