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Funisciurus bayonii

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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)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements, threats and conservation status.
History:
2004 Data Deficient

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:
Native:
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.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 September 2014.
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