Overview

Distribution

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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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species lives in lowland primary and secondary forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

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)

Contributor/s

Justification
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.

History
  • 1996
    Lower Risk/least concern
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
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Population

Population
Population of this species has been much reduced due to forest loss on all three islands.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The habitat of this species is being deforested for timber, firewood and conversion to agricultural land.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is present in Siberut National Park.
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