|Scientific Name:||Callosciurus melanogaster|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas, 1895)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1|
|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 Vulnerable, because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its area of occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, it is known from only the three islands belonging to the Mentawai Archipelago, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.
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|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the Mentawai Archipelago, Indonesia. It occurs on Siberut, Sipura, and North Pagai islands (Thorington and Hoffmann 2005).|
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|Population:||Population of this species has been much reduced due to forest loss on all three islands.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species lives in lowland primary and secondary forest.|
|Major Threat(s):||The habitat of this species is being deforested for timber, firewood and conversion to agricultural land.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is present in Siberut National Park.|
Thorington Jr., R. W. and Hoffmann, R. S. 2005. Family Sciuridae. In: D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reader (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 754-818. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
|Citation:||Lunde, D., Duckworth, J.W., Lee, B. & Tizard, R.J. 2008. Callosciurus melanogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T3598A9965984. . Downloaded on 08 February 2016.|