Funisciurus isabella


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Funisciurus isabella
Species Authority: (Gray, 1862)
Common Name(s):
English Lady Burton's Rope Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: A specimen from Mont du Chaillu, Gabon, probably represents a distinct species (P. Grubb pers. comm.) We follow Happold (in press) in recognizing Funisciurus duchaillui as a valid species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it probably occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Central African species is widely distributed the montane regions of the Cameroon Highlands, through Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to Central African Republic, ranging as far south as western Congo. There is an additional specimen of this species from Brazzaville in southern Congo. It has not yet recorded from Nigeria or the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has a wide altitudinal range from lowland to montane forest.
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population: This is a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is typically associated with lowland and montane forest habitats. It is not known if it can persist in secondary forest or other modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species as a whole.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In view of the species wide range, it seems probable that it is present in some protected areas.

Citation: Grubb, P. 2008. Funisciurus isabella. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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