Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Borneo where it occurs in central and eastern Kalimantan (Indonesia), Brunei, and throughout lowland northern Sarawak (Helgen 2005), inlcuding Pulong Tau National Park (E. Bennett pers. comm.).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species survives in old growth and secondary forest, and forest remnants within a mosaic of natural forest and older (>5yrs) tree plantations (R. Stuebing pers. comm.). It is more likely to be found in the lowlands (up to 300 m), though it is found up to 1000 m (K. H. Han pers. comm.).

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
Han, K.H. & Stuebing, R.

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

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Justification
Listed as Least Concern as the species is relatively widely distributed on Borneo, and although rare shows some adaptability to disturbed habitats. It is undoubtedly undergoing declines, but these are not believed to be at a rate that would warrant listing in a threatened category.
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Population

Population
This species is rare, though more commonly obtained than Tupaia splendidula, based on trap success. However, it has not been recorded in Sabah for the past 20 years (K. H. Han pers. comm.), although there are recent records from the Bintulu Division (a mixed-use tree plantation) in the Bintulu Division of Sarawak (Han et al. in press).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The major threat to this species is habitat loss.
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Management

Conservation Actions

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

Painted treeshrew

The painted treeshrew (Tupaia picta) is a treeshrew species of the Tupaiidae family.[1] It is endemic to Borneo and inhabits the forested lowlands of Brunei, Kalimantan, and Sarawak.[2] Its diet consists mainly of fruits and insects.

The first specimen was described by Oldfield Thomas and was part of a zoological collection from northern Borneo obtained by the British Museum of Natural History.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Helgen, K. M. (2005). "Tupaia picta". 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 Han, K. H., Stuebing, R. (2008). "Tupaia picta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  3. ^ Thomas, O. (1892). On some new Mammalia from the East-Indian Archipelago. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6 (9): 250–254.


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