Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Harris's Olingo is only known from the type locality near the source of the Rio Estrella in southern Cartago, Costa Rica, at an altitude of approximately 1,500 m (Glaston 1994). It is presumed to occur across the Cordillera Central north of the capitol, San Jose.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Though presumed to occur in montane forests based on the type specimen, noting is know of the habitat and ecology of this species.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Helgen, K., Timm, R. & Schipper, J.

Reviewer/s
Duckworth, J.W. & Belant, J. (Small Carnivore Red List Authority)

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Justification
This species is listed as Data Deficient (DD) as it is only known from the type locality in Costa Rica and is considered to be DD due to ongoing taxonomic uncertainty. Without knowledge of the distribution, populations or habitat and threats to the species, it is not possible to assess it against the IUCN Red List Criteria. This species was previously listed as Endangered, however, further research is needed to resolve issues surrounding taxonomic uncertainly, after which this species must be reassessed.

History
  • 1996
    Endangered
  • 1994
    Indeterminate
    (Groombridge 1994)
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Population

Population
Nothing is known of populations of this species. Members of this genus are thought to be relatively rare. Confusion with kinkajous (Potos flavus) makes local anecdotes unreliable (Glatston, 1994).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The areas surrounding the type locality faces a number of threats including human conversion of habitat for agriculture and settlement - however, the extent of these threats remains unclear until taxonomic uncertainty is clarified.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This speciesoccurs in several protected areas.
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