Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This poorly known species has only been recorded from western Java, Indonesia (Musser and Carleton 2005). It possibly occurs from lowland areas up to 1,200 m.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
There is very little is known about the habitat and ecology of this species. It is presumed to be a lowland tropical forest species.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
B2ab(ii,iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Aplin, K., Helgen, K., Lunde, D. & Ruedas, L.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Vulnerable because its area of occupancy is presumably much less than 2,000 km2 (an upper estimate of available habitat), its distribution is believed to be severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its lowland forest habitat. Further urgently needed surveys may reveal this species to be more severely threatened, and it may possibly qualify for a higher threat category.
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Population

Population
This species is known from only a few specimens collected before World War II (Musser and Carleton 2005).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are not well known. It is probably threatened by the ongoing loss of lowland forest habitat from Java.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Further surveys are needed to determine if this species is still extant.
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Wikipedia

Red tree rat

The Red Tree Rat (Pithecheir melanurus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Indonesia.

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