Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni

Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea The Eastern Long-beaked Echidna have a large altitudinal range and correspondingly broad ecological scope. Across their entire range they have been recorded from near sea level to 4150 metres a.s.l., although regionally their altitudinal range may be more restricted. This echnidna species lives in lowlandContinue reading “Eastern Long-beaked Echidna Zaglossus bartoni”

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus

Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea This species of tree kangaroo has been recorded from lowland and mid-montane tropical forests. They are found in both primary and degraded forests. The Grizzled Tree Kangaroo is threatened by heavy hunting for food by local people, and by habitat loss and degradation through conversionContinue reading “Grizzled Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus inustus”

Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis

Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis Vulnerable Location: Papua New Guinea, Australia The Fearful Owl is a large owl and an apex predator in Papua New Guinea along with the Sanford’s Fish-eagle Haliaeetus sanfordi. They feed mostly on northern common cuscus Phalanger orientalis (Diamond 1975a, Webb 1992). Cuscus were introduced to these islands in prehistoric times; presumablyContinue reading “Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis”

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea, Australia The Great Knot breeds on gravelly areas covered with lichen and patches of herbs, heather (del Hoyo et al. 1996), Empetrum spp., Dryas spp. and Vaccinium spp.(Johnsgard 1981), or alternatively on areas with a continuous layer of lichen and scattered stunted larch Larix spp. orContinue reading “Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris”

Ifola Dendrolagus notatus

Ifola Dendrolagus notatus Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea The Ifola is a species of Tree Kangaroo that lives in a restricted area of mossy mid- to upper primary montane tropical forest. After giving birth, they are suspected to have an 18 month dependency period before the female is ready to breed again. Listed as EndangeredContinue reading “Ifola Dendrolagus notatus”

Woodlark Cuscus Phalanger lullulae

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D’entrecasteaux Archipelago Pogonomys Pogonomys fergussoniensis

D’entrecasteaux Archipelago Pogonomys Pogonomys fergussoniensis Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea This species of tree rat known by the name D’entrecasteaux Archipelago Pogonomys was collected at the “oak-rainforest transition” (Flannery 1995). An additional animal was collected climbing in vegetation close to a village (Flannery 1995). Forest clearance is a serious problem for this species. The islandsContinue reading “D’entrecasteaux Archipelago Pogonomys Pogonomys fergussoniensis”

David’s Echymipera Echymipera davidi

The threats to David’s Echymipera are poorly known, but the island has a high human population and much of the area is cultivated. Listed as Endangered from the little information available. This species has a very small extent of occurrence (545 km2) and area of occupancy; it is essentially a single location and there is almost certainly a continuing decline in the extent and quality of habitat due to the high human population and extensive agricultural activities.

Pig-tailed Snub-nosed Langur Simias concolor

Pig-tailed Snub-nosed Langur Simias concolor Critically Endangered Location: Indonesia Pig-tailed Snub-nosed Langurs are found in swamp forests and lowland rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia (Tenaza 1987, Quinten 2010), as well as in primary forests on the hillsides of the islands‘ interior regions (Tilson 1977); they have also been spotted in habitat mosaics of primary and secondaryContinue reading “Pig-tailed Snub-nosed Langur Simias concolor”

Cotton-headed Tamarin Saguinus oedipus

Cotton-headed Tamarin Saguinus oedipus Critically Endangered Location: Colombia Also known as the Cotton Top Tamarin, the Cotton-headed Tamarin lives in the humid forests in the south to dry deciduous forest in the north of Colombia. Although they are recorded from primary and secondary forests. The habitat of the Cotton-top Tamarin Saguinus oedipus is used forContinue reading “Cotton-headed Tamarin Saguinus oedipus”

Purple-faced Langur Semnopithecus vetulus

Purple-faced Langur Semnopithecus vetulus Endangered Location: Sri Lanka The Purple-faced Langur is diurnal, highly arboreal and territorial. During intergroup encounters these langurs make sonorous whoop calls accompanied by spectacular jump displays between branches (Rudran 1970, 2012; Pethiyagoda 2012). They are gregarious and active animals with social groups varying in size from 3 to 26 individualsContinue reading “Purple-faced Langur Semnopithecus vetulus”

Red-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae

Red-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae Endangered Location: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam Like other gibbons, Red-cheeked Gibbons are arboreal and diurnal, with singing bouts averaging 12 minutes and lower calling frequencies in the wet season (Rawson 2004, Kenyon 2007). The species displays a monogamous social structure of adult pair and offspring. Average group size is estimated at 3-5Continue reading “Red-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus gabriellae”

Southern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus siki

Listed as Endangered based on a suspected population reduction of at least 50% over the past 45 years (three generations), primarily due to logging, agricultural encroachment, and hunting, and a suspected continuing decline over at least 15 years (one generation) into the future. In Cambodia’s Virachey National Park, large areas have been cleared for rubber plantations in recent years, particularly on its eastern side, and the area is also subjected to illegal logging for luxury timbe

Northern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys

Northern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys Critically Endangered Location: N.W. Vietnam, N.W Laos The Northern White-cheeked Gibbon is considered Critically Endangered based upon the combined effects of habitat loss, hunting and live capture for the pet trade. The last population in China apparently disappeared several years prior to this species’ last assessment. In Laos and Vietnam,Continue reading “Northern White-cheeked Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys”

Cao-vit Gibbon Nomascus nasutus

Cao-vit Gibbon Nomascus nasutus Critically Endangered Location: China, Vietnam The Cao Vit Gibbon belongs to genus Nomascus and are found in Vietnam and southern China. They are known to communicate in species-specific song when defining territory or attracting mates. They sing in regional accents to each other and form breeding pairs. The Cao Vit GibbonContinue reading “Cao-vit Gibbon Nomascus nasutus”

Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor

Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor Critically Endangered Location: China, Vietnam, Laos The Black Crested Gibbon belongs to genus Nomascus and are found in Vietnam, Laos and southern China. They are known to communicate in species-specific song when defining territory or attracting mates. They sing in regional accents to each other and form breeding pairs. TheContinue reading “Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus concolor”

Hainan Gibbon Nomascus hainanus

Hainan Gibbon Nomascus hainanus Critically Endangered Location: China. These small apes belong to genus Nomascus which are found in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and southern China. The Hainan Gibbon is known to live in a restricted area of less than 100 km2 in southern China. They are known to communicate in species-specific song when defining territoryContinue reading “Hainan Gibbon Nomascus hainanus”

Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus goodfellowi

Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus goodfellowi Endangered Location: Papua New Guinea The Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo is a marsupial species that is now restricted to montane tropical forest; they were formerly present in areas of lowland forest. This species is highly threatened by hunting for food and is traded internally for cultural reasons by local people, andContinue reading “Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus goodfellowi”

Arfak Ringtail Pseudochirulus schlegeli

Arfak Ringtail Pseudochirulus schlegeli Vulnerable Location: West Papua (Indonesia) The Arfak Ringtail is a rare and little-known species is restricted to the Arfak mountains in the Vogelkop Peninsula in Papua Province, Indonesia on the island of New Guinea. This ringtail is known from a handful of localities, but there is reason to believe that thisContinue reading “Arfak Ringtail Pseudochirulus schlegeli”

Bear Cuscus Ailurops ursinus

Bear Cuscus Ailurops ursinus Vulnerable Location: West Papua (Indonesia) The Bear Cuscus is listed as Vulnerable because of an ongoing population decline estimated and projected to exceed 30% over three generations (~16 years, half of that period in the past and half in the future), due to the high rate of deforestation and hunting of thisContinue reading “Bear Cuscus Ailurops ursinus”