Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs only on the Indian islands of Great Nicobar and Little Nicobar (Helgen 2005). Sea level to 1,000 m (Molur et al. 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This semi-arboreal species, often seen on the forest floor, occupies the lower and mid-canopy of rainforest areas.

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
Saha, S.S. & Bhatta, T.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Endangered as the species is entirely confined to Great and Little Nicobar Islands (ca. 1,000 km²), where it is subject to a continuing decline in quality and area of available habitat.

History
  • 2000
    Endangered
  • 1996
    Endangered
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
  • 1996
    Endangered
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Population

Population
It is locally common in appropriate habitats.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The major threats to this species are forest loss and fragmentation, and predation by domestic dogs and cats (Molur et al. 2005).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It has been recorded from several protected areas, including Galathea National Park and Campbell National Park (Molur et al. 2005). It is listed on CITES Appendix II.
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Wikipedia

Nicobar treeshrew

The Nicobar treeshrew (Tupaia nicobarica) is a treeshrew species in the Tupaiidae family.[1] It is endemic to the Nicobar Islands where it inhabits the islands' rain forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

The Nicobar treeshrew was first described by Johann Zelebor in 1868.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Helgen, K. M. (2005). "Tupaia nicobarica". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Saha, S. S., Bhatta, T. (2008). "Tupaia nicobarica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  3. ^ Zelebor, J. (1868). Cladobates Nicobaricus. In: Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde. Zoologischer Theil, Band 1 Säugethiere. Wien: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften. Pp. 17–19.
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