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Funisciurus substriatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA SCIURIDAE

Scientific Name: Funisciurus substriatus
Species Authority: De Winton, 1899
Common Name(s):
English Kintampo Rope Squirrel, Winston's Tree Squirrel
French Funisciure De Kitampo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Grubb, P. & Ekué, M.R.M.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
History:
2004 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This West African species is found in Ghana (north of the forest and east of the Volta River), Togo and Benin, extending northwards into southern areas of Burkina Faso and Niger (Grubb et al. 1998).
Countries:
Native:
Benin; Burkina Faso; Ghana; Niger; Togo
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Population [top]

Population: There is little information available on the abundance of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in both savanna and drier forest formations, including gallery forest. There is little information available on the biology or habits of this species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species probably occurs in some protected areas, but this has not been confirmed. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Grubb, P. & Ekué, M.R.M. 2008. Funisciurus substriatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.
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