Glyphotes simus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Glyphotes simus
Species Authority: Thomas, 1898
Common Name(s):
English Sculptor Squirrel
Taxonomic Notes: Sometimes included within Callosciurus (Payne et al. 1985).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Lunde, D., Duckworth, J.W., Lee, B. & Tizard, R.J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient as it is known from few specimens, but probably more common in the mountains of central Borneo. More surveys are necessary to determine if the species is truly isolated in just two localities.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the mountains of Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia), from 1,000 to 1,700 m.
Countries occurrence:
Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak)
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1000
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1700
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits montane forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species has been recorded from any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Lunde, D., Duckworth, J.W., Lee, B. & Tizard, R.J. 2008. Glyphotes simus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T9283A12978503. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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