Pteromys momonga 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Pteromys momonga
Species Authority: Temminck, 1844
Common Name(s):
English Japanese Flying Squirrel, Small Japanese Flying-squirrel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Ishii, N. & Kaneko, Y.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern because it is relatively widespread, common, and there are currently no known threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
1994 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Japan, and is found on Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu (Abe, et al., 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Japan (Honshu, Kyushu)
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Population [top]

Population:It is not so common, but primarily found at higher elevations so more rarely seen.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits forests, from montane to subalpine zones (Abe, et al., 2005).

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in protected areas.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

Bibliography [top]

Abe, H., Ishii, N., Ito, T., Kaneko, Y., Maeda, K., Miura, S. and Yoneda, M. 2005. A Guide to the Mammals of Japan. Tokai University Press, Kanagawa, Japan.

Citation: Ishii, N. & Kaneko, Y. 2008. Pteromys momonga. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T18701A8505878. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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