Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the Philippines, where it is widespread on Palawan Island from 0 to 1,400 m asl (Esselstyn et al. 2004; Helgen 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in primary and secondary lowland forest; it has also been found in n agricultural areas and in cashew and coconut plantations, brushy areas, and logged-over areas (Esselstyn et al. 2004).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Gonzalez, J.C., Widmann, P. & Heaney, L.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
The species is listed as Least Concern in view of its tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
Usually common, though local densities may be highly variable between apparently similar habitats (see Esselstyn et al. 2004, and references therein).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is found in several protected areas. It is listed on CITES Appendix II.
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Wikipedia

Palawan treeshrew

The Palawan treeshrew, Tupaia palawanensis, is a species of shrews sometimes considered a subspecies of T. glis. This genus originated in Philippines,[1] where on the Palawan Island it is found from sea level to 1,400 m above sea level.[1] The population tendency for this species is steady.[2] Also, native concentrations differ among similar areas.[2]

Habitat and ecology[edit]

This species occurs in jungles rich with fresh water and rivers.[1] It also can be found in agriculture or farming zones, for example, cashew and coconut farms, brushy regions, and logged-over areas.[1] No threats to this species are known.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Helgen, K. M. (2005). "Tupaia palawanensis". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gonzalez, J. C., Widmann, P. & Heaney, L. (2008). Tupaia palawanensis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
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