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Eoglaucomys fimbriatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Eoglaucomys fimbriatus
Species Authority: (Gray, 1837)
Common Name/s:
English Small Kashmir Flying Squirrel
Synonym/s:
Hylopetes baberi (Blyth, 1847)
Hylopetes fimbriatus (Gray, 1837)
Sciuropterus fimbriata Gray, 1837 [orth. error]
Sciuropterus fimbriatus Gray, 1837
Taxonomic Notes: The genus was formerly included in Hylopetes. Hylopetes barberi is also considered to be conspecific and is often treated as a subspecies.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Molur, S.
Reviewer/s: Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in northeastern Afghanistan (Nuristan and Badakshan), northern Pakistan (North Western Frontier Province) and northern India (Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) (Habibi 2003, Molur et al. 2005, Nowak 1999). It is widely distributed in the region at elevations of 1,800 to 3,500 m asl (Molur et al. 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Afghanistan; India; Pakistan
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Population [top]

Population: The population is believed to be declining, though the trend is not known (Molur et al. 2005).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In general this species is foun in montane coniferous forest. It is believed to have a generation time of approximately 4-5 years; it has up to two litters annually of 2-4 young (Nowak 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species as a whole. Selective logging, civil unrest, hunting for pet and fur trade are threats in parts of the species range (Molur et al. 2005).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is included in the Schedule II (Part II) of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. It is not known from any protected areas. Survey and monitoring are recommended (Molur et al. 2005).
Citation: Molur, S. 2008. Eoglaucomys fimbriatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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