Dremomys lokriah 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Dremomys lokriah (Hodgson, 1836)
Common Name(s):
English Orange-bellied Himalayan Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-06
Assessor(s): Molur, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is distributed in northeastern South Asia, southern China and western Southeast Asia. This species has been widely recorded from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal in South Asia at elevations of 900 to 3,000 m asl (Molur et al. 2005). In China, it has been recorded from southern Xizang and eastern Yunnan (Smith and Xie 2008). In Southeast Asia, it has been recorded from western and northern Myanmar.
Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; China (Yunnan); India; Myanmar; Nepal
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1500
Upper elevation limit (metres):3400
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is locally common in India. There appear to be few animals in Bangladesh and Nepal (Sarkar and Shreshta pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is diurnal and arboreal species that also forages on the forest floor. It occurs in subtropical montane evergreen and broadleaved forests (including moist semi deciduous forest in Bangladesh [Sarkar pers comm.] and oak-rhodedendron forest in Nepal [Shrestha pers. comm.].). It has been found to occupy tree hollows in mid high canopy of dense oak, bamboo, fir and pine forest patches (Molur et al. 2005). In China, it has been recorded from rhododendron forests to subtropical forests at lower elevations, and conifer forests at high elevations (Smith and Xie 2008). The species litters of two to five young (Smith and Xie 2008).
Generation Length (years):3-4

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Hunted for food.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In Nepal and Bangladesh the species is threatened by deforestation and fragmentation of habitat (Sarkar and Shreshta pers. comm.). Hunting for consumption is a major threat in northeastern India.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known from the following protected areas in South Asia - Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Namdapha National Park, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary and National park, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Tale Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in Arunachal Pradesh, India; Lawachara National Park in Bangladesh (Molur et al. 2005). Survey, life history and monitoring are recommended for this species (Molur et al. 2005).

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Molur, S. 2016. Dremomys lokriah. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6821A115084234. . Downloaded on 22 October 2017.
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