|Scientific Name:||Sciurus aestuans|
|Species Authority:||Linnaeus, 1766|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Population in Colombia needs taxonomic clarification.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Contributor(s):||Koprowski, J. & Roth, L.|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category. Forests are rapidly being converted in the range of the species and it may in the future qualify for a threatened category.
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|Range Description:||This species is distributed widely through Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela and Colombia.|
Native:Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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|Population:||It is widespread and locally common in some areas of Brazil. Its status unknown in the rest of the range.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It occurs in various types of forests from Atlantic gallery forests to Amazon rain forests. It also occurs in urban parks.|
|Generation Length (years):||5-6|
|Major Threat(s):||Deforestation and habitat fragmentation are threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||The conservation status of this species is unknown.|
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 04 September 2016).
Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87–94.
|Citation:||Amori, G. 2016. Sciurus aestuans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T20003A22248406.Downloaded on 30 May 2017.|
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