Edited by Jean-Christophe Vié, Craig Hilton-Taylor and Simon N. Stuart
 An analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
 An analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Wildlife in a Changing World – An Analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Syntheosciurus brochus
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Taxonomy [top]
Scientific Name:
Syntheosciurus brochus
Species Authority:
Bangs, 1902
Common Name/s:
English–Bangs's Mountain Squirrel, Mountain Squirrel, Neotropical Montane Squirrel
Assessment Information [top]
Red List Category &
Near Threatened ver 3.1
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Criteria:Year Published:
Date Assessed:
Koprowski, J., Roth, L., Reid, F., Woodman, N., Timm, R., Pino, J. &Samudio. R.
McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (SmallNonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
Listed as Near Threatened because populations appear to be stable in most of its range (i.e., CostaRica), but its extent of occurrence is less than 10,000 km
, and it is only known from a few localities,and the extent and quality of its habitat may be in decline, thus making this species close to qualifyingfor Vulnerable under criterion B1.
1996Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)1994Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)1990Insufficiently Known (IUCN 1990)1988Insufficiently Known (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre1988)
Geographic Range [top]
This species occurs in Costa Rica and northern Panama (Thorington and Hoffmann2005). It is only known from a few localities.
Native:Costa Rica; Panama
Range Map:
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Population [top]
This species is uncommon to locally common (Reid, Samudio, and Timm pers. comm.).Occurs rarely in Panama and only in Pas (Pino pers. comm.). Observations in Panamashow the populations are decreasing (Samudio pers. comm.), whereas populations arelikely stable in Costa Rica (Timm and Woodman pers. comm.).
Habitat and Ecology [top]
Habitat andEcology:
This species is found in montane cloud forest, evergreen forest, second growth andpasture edge (Wells and Giacalone 1985).This species is seen on the ground and in the upper canopy with equal frequency; it usesall levels of the forest. It appears to form pair bonds and remains in family groups,
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