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Heliosciurus rufobrachium (red-legged sun squirrel)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Red-legged Sun Squirrel (Heliosciurus rufobrachium) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist savanna.
View Wikipedia Record: Heliosciurus rufobrachium

Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
21
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.25
EDGE Score: 2.11

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  327 grams
Litter Size [1]  3
Maximum Longevity [1]  9 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Albertine Rift montane forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi,Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Atlantic Equatorial coastal forests Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Congolian lowland forests Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cross-Niger transition forests Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
East African montane forests Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Congolian swamp forests Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Guinean forests Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Togo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Guinean forest-savanna mosaic Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Guinean montane forests Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Niger Delta swamp forests Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Nigerian lowland forests Nigeria, Benin Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northeastern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Northwestern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Victoria Basin forest-savanna mosaic Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
West Sudanian savanna Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Gabon, Congo, Democratic Rep of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Congolian swamp forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Western Guinean lowland forests Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park II 1647768 Democratic Republic of the Congo  
Kibale National Park II 196202 Uganda
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Minziro Forest Reserve 76954 Tanzania  
Parc National d'Odzala National Park II 3423581 Congo  
Parc National de la Comoe National Park II 2902593 Côte d'Ivoire  
Parc National de Tai National Park II 1085310 Côte d'Ivoire  
Reserve Forestiere et de Faune du Dja Wildlife Reserve IV 1551322 Cameroon  
Takamanda National Park II 167041 Cameroon  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo No

Prey / Diet

Blighia unijugata (Triangle Tops)[2]
Bridelia micrantha (Coastal Golden-leaf)[2]
Coelocaryon preussii[3]
Coula edulis[3]
Dialium dinklagei[3]
Dichostemma glaucescens[3]
Diogoa zenkeri[3]
Elaeis guineensis (African oil palm)[3]
Ficus sur (Cape fig)[2]
Mammea africana (African mammyapple)[3]
Manilkara butugi[2]
Morus mesozygia (black mulberry)[2]
Musanga cecropioides (Musanga cecropioides)[3]
Petersianthus macrocarpus[3]
Pycnanthus angolensis[3]
Staudtia kamerunensis var. gabonensis[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arizelocichla masukuensis (Shelley's Greenbul)3
Arizelocichla milanjensis (Stripe-cheeked Greenbul)1
Baeopogon indicator (Honeyguide Greenbul)1
Buccanodon duchaillui (Yellow-spotted Barbet)3
Bycanistes brevis (Silvery-cheeked Hornbill)1
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)1
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)5
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)1
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)5
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)4
Cercopithecus pogonias (crowned guenon)1
Chlorocichla laetissima (Joyful Greenbul)5
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Violet-backed Starling)1
Colobus guereza (Guereza)5
Crithagra mozambica (Yellow-fronted Canary)1
Eurillas curvirostris (Plain Greenbul)2
Eurillas latirostris (Yellow-whiskered Greenbul)5
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)1
Gymnobucco bonapartei (Grey-throated Barbet)2
Loxodonta africana (African Bush Elephant)1
Lybius bidentatus (Double-toothed Barbet)1
Lybius torquatus (Black-collared Barbet)1
Micropteropus pusillus (Peters's dwarf epauletted fruit bat)1
Musophaga rossae (Ross's Turaco)2
Neotragus moschatus (suni)1
Oriolus brachyrynchus (Western Oriole)2
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)1
Philantomba monticola (blue duiker)1
Phyllastrephus cabanisi (Cabanis's Greenbul)2
Phyllastrephus hypochloris (Toro Olive Greenbul)1
Phylloscopus budongoensis (Uganda Woodland Warbler)2
Phylloscopus trochilus (Willow Warbler)2
Platysteira castanea (Chestnut wattle-eye)1
Ploceus bicolor (Dark-backed Weaver)3
Ploceus nigerrimus (Vieillot's Black Weaver)1
Ploceus nigricollis (Black-necked Weaver)1
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)3
Potamochoerus porcus (red river hog)1
Pteropus voeltzkowi (Pemba flying fox)1
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)5
Rousettus aegyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)1
Stelgidillas gracilirostris (Slender-billed Greenbul)1
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)5
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)1
Tauraco corythaix (Knysna Turaco)1
Tockus alboterminatus (Crowned Hornbill)1
Trachylaemus purpuratus (yellow-billed barbet)2
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)2
Turdoides sharpei (Black-lored Babbler)1
Turdus pelios (African Thrush)1
Turtur tympanistria (Tambourine Dove)2
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)4

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Johnsonpthirus chlorotalpae[3]
Johnsonpthirus keniae[3]
Libyastus infestus[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Cologne Zoo

Range Map

Africa; Takamanda Forest Reserve;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Specialization and interaction strength in a tropical plant-frugivore network differ among forest strata, Matthias Schleuning, Nico Blüthgen, Martina Flörchinger, Julius Braun, H. Martin Schaefer, and Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecology, in press. 3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 4International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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