Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Argentina according (Wilson and Reeder, 2005)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The habitat preferences and ecology of this species are poorly known. It was trapped in an area of primarily evergreen, lowland, tropical forest, transitional between humid tropical forest and dry tropical forest (Woodman et al., 1996).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Lifespan, longevity, and ageing

Observations: Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 8.9 years in captivity (Richard Weigl 2005).
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Amori, G., Koprowski, J. & Roth, L.

Reviewer/s
Chanson, J. & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing problems with its taxonomy as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
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Population

Population
The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species, if any, are unknown.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The conservation status of this species is unknown.
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Wikipedia

Bolivian squirrel

The Bolivian squirrel (or Guianan squirrel) (Sciurus ignitus) is a tree squirrel in the family Sciuridae endemic to South America. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Peru at elevations up to 2,600 metres (8,500 ft) in the Andes region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amori, G., Koprowski, J. & Roth, L. (2008). Sciurus ignitus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  2. ^ Thorington, R.W., Jr.; Hoffmann, R.S. (2005). "FaSciurus (Guerlinguetus) ignitus". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference (3rd ed.). The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 754–818. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4. OCLC 26158608. 
  • John F. Eisenberg and Kent H. Redford, 2000. Mammals of Neotropics: Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil.

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