Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Found on North and South Pagai Islands, and Sipora (Mentawai Islands, Indonesia) (Helgen, 2005).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Tupaia chrysogaster Miller, 1903
Catalog Number: USNM 121572
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Female; Adult
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): W. Abbott
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: North Pagi Island [= Pulau Pagai Utara], Sumatra, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia, Asia
  • Type: Miller, G. S. 1903 Nov 06. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. 45: 58.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Apparently restricted to lowland forests.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Meijaard, E. & MacKinnon, J.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Endangered as the species is believed restricted to lowland forests on three of the Mentawai islands (with a combined area of less than 2,000 km²) where it is almost certainly being affected by ongoing forest loss.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
There is no population information available.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
If this species is dependent upon lowland primary forests, then it is almost certainly being threatened by ongoing forest loss due to logging on the Mentawais.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not recorded from any protected areas. It is listed on CITES Appendix II.
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Wikipedia

Golden-bellied treeshrew

The golden-bellied treeshrew (Tupaia chrysogaster) is a treeshrew species in the Tupaiidae family.[1] It is also called Mentawai treeshrew as it is endemic to the Indonesian Mentawai islands of Sipora, North and South Pagai. It lives in forests, and is considered endangered due to habitat loss since the islands' forests are continuously logged.[2]

The American zoologist Gerrit Smith Miller first described a golden-bellied treeshrew from North Pagai Island that was part of a zoological collection obtained by the United States National Museum. He considered it a distinct species as this type specimen differed from the common treeshrew by larger teeth and skull, darker coloured fur on the back and a more coarsely grizzled tail.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Helgen, K. M. (2005). "Tupaia chrysogaster". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 105–106. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Meijaard, E., MacKinnon, J. (2008). "Tupaia chrysogaster". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  3. ^ Miller, G. S. Jr. (1903). Seventy New Malayan Mammals. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 45: 1–73.
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