Funisciurus bayonii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Funisciurus bayonii
Species Authority: (Bocage, 1890)
Common Name(s):
English Lunda Rope Squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Grubb, P.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This little known species has been recorded from the southwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjacent parts of northern and north-eastern Angola.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: This species has been recorded from only around fifteen collecting localities (with perhaps no more than 30 specimens collected). It has probably not been collected since the 1950s or 1960s, owing to the recent limits on survey effort within the species range.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: All localities from which this species have been recorded are outside of the main Central African forest block. It is believed to be a moist savanna species, although this needs to be confirmed. There is little additional information available on the natural history of this species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Grubb, P. 2008. Funisciurus bayonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T8757A12927810. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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