Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species has a very restricted distribution between Rio Chriqui Viejo and Rio Colorado in the Chiriqui area of Panama (Glatston 1994) and is suspected to occur in south-eastern Costa Rica (Cordilelra Talamanca).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Nothing is known of the habitat and ecology of this species. Members of this genus are nocturnal, arboreal and solitary - feeding on fruits and insects and are restricted to humid forests (Emmons 1990).

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
Samudio, R., Pino, J.L. & Helgen, K.

Reviewer/s
Duckworth, J.W. (Small Carnivore Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is listed as Data Deficient 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
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Members of this genus are arboreal and are suspected to be threatened by expanding settlements and habitat fragmentation. Deforestation is a threat to populations of this species. Although adult olingos are rarely hunted, the young are caught for pets (Glatston, 1994).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in a several protected areas.
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