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Ratufa affinis (pale giant squirrel)

Wikipedia Abstract

The cream-coloured giant squirrel (Ratufa affinis) is a large tree squirrel in the genus Ratufa found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. It is probably extinct in Singapore, as no recent sightings have been made. Reported sightings in Vietnam in 1984 are considered to be dubious.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
35
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.18
EDGE Score: 3.01

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  2.62 lbs (1.19 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Plants [2]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  30 %
Diet - Vertibrates [2]  10 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Borneo lowland rain forests Indonesia, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Borneo montane rain forests Indonesia, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Borneo peat swamp forests Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Indochina mangroves Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Kinabalu montane alpine meadows Malaysia Indo-Malayan Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Myanmar Coast mangroves India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand Indo-Malayan Mangroves  
Peninsular Malaysian montane rain forests Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Peninsular Malaysian peat swamp forests Malaysia, Thailand Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Peninsular Malaysian rain forests Indonesia, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southwest Borneo freshwater swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran freshwater swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran lowland rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran montane rain forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran peat swamp forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sumatran tropical pine forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Sunda Shelf mangroves Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Sundaland heath forests Indonesia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Tenasserim-South Thailand semi-evergreen rain forests Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Batang Ai National Park II 62638 Sarawak, Malaysia
Berbak National Park II 423927 Sumatra, Indonesia
Betung Kerihun National Park II 1945086 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Bukit Kutu Wildlife Reserve IV 4602 Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  
Danau Sentarum National Park 347674 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Gunung Niut Wildlife Reserve Nature Reserve IV 409109 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Gunung Palung National Park II 271203 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary IV 309428 Thailand  
Khao Lam Pi - Hat Thai Muang National Marine Park II 17646 Thailand
Khao Luang National Park II 143331 Thailand
Khao Phanom Bencha National Park II 12840 Thailand
Khao Pra Bang Kram Wildlife Sanctuary IV 30009 Thailand  
Khao Pu - Khao Ya National Park II 176398 Thailand
Krau Wildlife Reserve IV 149823 Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  
Kutai National Park II 560076 East Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Pasoh Virgin Jungle Reserve Ia   Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  
Sungai Lalang Forest Reserve Virgin Jungle Reserve Ia   Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  
Tabin Wildlife Reserve IV 275051 Sabah, Malaysia  
Ulu Temburong National Park II 123279 Brunei Darussalam  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No

Prey / Diet

Ficus crassiramea subsp. crassiramea[3]
Ficus crassiramea subsp. stupenda[3]
Ficus dubia[3]
Ficus kerkhoveni[3]
Ficus pisocarpa[3]
Ficus reflexa subsp. reflexa[3]
Ficus ruginervia[3]
Ficus subcordata[3]
Ficus sumatrana[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aceros corrugatus (Wrinkled Hornbill)6
Aceros waldeni (Walden's Hornbill)4
Alophoixus bres (Grey-cheeked Bulbul)3
Alophoixus phaeocephalus (Yellow-bellied Bulbul)4
Anorrhinus galeritus (Bushy-crested Hornbill)7
Anthracoceros albirostris (Oriental Pied Hornbill)3
Anthracoceros malayanus (Black Hornbill)8
Arctictis binturong (Binturong)3
Berenicornis comatus (White-crowned Hornbill)2
Buceros rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Hornbill)7
Callosciurus adamsi (ear-spot squirrel)4
Callosciurus nigrovittatus (black-striped squirrel)4
Callosciurus notatus (plantain squirrel)4
Callosciurus prevostii (Prevost's squirrel)8
Caloramphus fuliginosus (Brown Barbet)7
Calyptomena viridis (Green Broadbill)6
Chloropsis cochinchinensis (Blue-winged Leafbird)4
Chloropsis cyanopogon (Lesser Green Leafbird)5
Chloropsis sonnerati (Greater Green Leafbird)7
Corvus enca (Slender-billed Crow)2
Dicaeum agile (Thick-billed Flowerpecker)2
Dicaeum chrysorrheum (Yellow-vented Flowerpecker)3
Dicaeum concolor (Nilgiri Flowerpecker)2
Dicaeum trigonostigma (Orange-bellied Flowerpecker)3
Gracula religiosa (Hill Myna)6
Hylobates agilis (agile gibbon)3
Hylobates lar (white-handed gibbon)7
Iole olivacea (Buff-vented Bulbul)4
Irena puella (Asian Fairy-bluebird)6
Ixos malaccensis (Streaked Bulbul)5
Loriculus galgulus (Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot)4
Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque)8
Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque)3
Megalaima australis (Blue-eared Barbet)7
Megalaima chrysopogon (Golden-whiskered Barbet)7
Megalaima henricii (Yellow-crowned Barbet)6
Megalaima mystacophanos (Red-throated Barbet)7
Megalaima rafflesii (Red-crowned Barbet)6
Muntiacus atherodes (Bornean yellow muntjac)2
Platysmurus leucopterus (Black Magpie)2
Pongo pygmaeus (orangutan)5
Presbytis rubicunda (red leaf monkey)2
Prionochilus maculatus (Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker)4
Prionochilus percussus (Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker)5
Prionochilus thoracicus (Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker)5
Prionochilus xanthopygius (Yellow-rumped Flowerpecker)3
Ptilinopus jambu (Jambu Fruit Dove)2
Pycnonotus atriceps (Black-headed Bulbul)3
Pycnonotus brunneus (Asian Red-eyed Bulbul)6
Pycnonotus cyaniventris (Grey-bellied Bulbul)3
Pycnonotus erythropthalmos (Spectacled Bulbul)2
Pycnonotus eutilotus (Puff-backed Bulbul)4
Pycnonotus plumosus (Olive-winged Bulbul)3
Pycnonotus simplex (Cream-vented Bulbul)2
Pycnonotus squamatus (Scaly-breasted Bulbul)2
Ratufa bicolor (black giant squirrel)5
Rhinoplax vigil (Helmeted Hornbill)5
Rhyticeros undulatus (Wreathed Hornbill)5
Sus barbatus (bearded pig)2
Symphalangus syndactylus (siamang)5
Trachypithecus obscurus (dusky leaf monkey)3
Treron capellei (Large Green Pigeon)6
Treron curvirostra (Thick-billed Green Pigeon)7
Treron olax (Little Green Pigeon)2
Tricholestes criniger (Hairy-backed Bulbul)2
Tupaia glis (Common Treeshrew)5
Tupaia minor (Pygmy Treeshrew)5

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

Range Map

Southern Asia;

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
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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