Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the island of New Guinea, where it is found in the high elevations of the central mountains of Papua New Guinea. It ranges between 900 and 3,100 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is restricted to mossy mid- to upper primary montane tropical forest. It is suspected to have an 18 month dependency period before the female is ready to breed again.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
A2cd

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison, A. & James, R.

Reviewer/s
Lamoreux, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Endangered because it is suspected to have undergone at least a 50% population reduction in the last three generations (i.e., 30 years) that has not ceased, due to hunting pressures and loss of habitat.
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Population

Population
It is generally rare and occurs at low densities. The productivity of its preferred habitat is low, resulting in a natural low population density.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is threatened by heavy hunting for food with dogs by local people (it has disappeared from the Schrader Range). It is also threatened by loss of habitat due to agriculture (shifting cultivation) and deforestation due to logging.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in several protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to this species.
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Wikipedia

Ifola tree-kangaroo

The Ifola tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus notatus) is a species of marsupial in the Macropodidae family. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea where it is found in high elevations of the central mountains. It is threatened by habitat loss and hunting for food with dogs by local people.[1] The species is usually considered a sub-species of Dendrolagus dorianus but has recently been considered as a separate species by Helgen in 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leary, T., Seri, L., Flannery, T., Wright, D., Hamilton, S., Helgen, K., Singadan, R., Menzies, J., Allison A. & James, R. (2008). Dendrolagus notatus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 1 April 2010. Database entry includes justification for why this species is considered Endangered


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