IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)


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Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is nocturnal and arboreal, and is found in secondary disturbed forest, in plantations and to some extent in primary forests. It needs arboreal connectivity (vines and lianas) due to its unique locomotor adaptations, although it can cross short open spaces on the ground. It feeds on sap and floral florescence and gum but also on fruit and insects (Moore 2012; Wirdateti et al. 2004, 2011; A. Nekaris et al. unpublished data). The species sleeps alone, but more commonly in units of two or three individuals and in groups of up to six, in vegetation ranging from 2-30 m. It is often found in dense bamboo or branch tangles but not in tree holes (Wirdateti et al.2004;A. Nekariset al.unpublished data). Home ranges vary with habitat, ranging from 3-30 ha. Although often seen alone, social pairs and trios can occur, as can adult infant/juvenile pairs. Occurs from sea level to 1,600 m, although it is less common at higher elevations.

  • Terrestrial


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