The Siberut Flying Squirrel is assessed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is 11,040 km2, it is known from only three islands of the Mentawai Archipelago and there is continuing decline in quality and extent of habitat.
This remarkable species of gliding squirrel is restricted to the Mentawai Archipelago and found on three islands only (Siberut, Sipora and North Pagai islands) off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia (Jackson 2012, Thorington et al. 2012). The Siberut Flying Squirrel is threatened by rapid habitat loss due to logging and agricultural conversion (Thorington et al. 2012), though the species has been found in plantations with remnants of forest (Eaton 2014).
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Clayton, E. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Petinomys lugens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T16737A22242011. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T16737A22242011.en. Downloaded on 04 February 2021.
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