Anomalurus beecrofti Fraser, 1852

Decher, Jan, Norris, Ryan W., Abedi-Lartey, Michael, Oppong, James, Hutterer, Rainer, Weinbrenner, Martin, Koch, Martin, Podsiadlowski, Lars & Kilpatrick, C. William, 2021, A survey of small mammals in the Volta Region of Ghana with comments on zoogeography and conservation, Zoosystema 43 (14), pp. 253-281: 265

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2021v43a14

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7008A933-FE5E-405E-BBAD-8C06D2A8807D

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4783974

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Anomalurus beecrofti Fraser, 1852
status

 

Anomalurus beecrofti Fraser, 1852  

Anomalurus beecrofti Fraser, 1852: 17   .

COMMON NAME. — Beecroft’s Anomalure; EWE: Kasanui, Vava.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. — Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary • 1 ♀; ZTNHC 950   .

REMARK

This specimen was brought to us by a local hunter, on 19 November 1999. In the Volta Region a previous record is from the vicinity of Jasikan ( Grubb et al. 1998) and it was observed at Kyabobo National Park by Hurst et al. (1995). In the Togo Highlands A. beecrofti   was previously recorded from Apéyémé, Edifou, Ezimé and Misahohé ( Robbins & Van der Straeten 1996; USNM). Grubb et al. (1998) followed Rosevear (1969) in using the generic name Anomalurops Matschie, 1914   for this species; we follow Dieterlen (2005) and Kingdon (2013) in the use of Anomalurus Waterhouse, 1843   .

CONSERVATION STATUS. — Anomalurus beecrofti   is listed as “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List, however, progressive forest fragmentation with the loss of mature trees, specifically oil palms ( Elaeis guineensis   ), will greatly compromise the habitat of this treedependent glider.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Anomaluridae

Genus

Anomalurus

Loc

Anomalurus beecrofti Fraser, 1852

Decher, Jan, Norris, Ryan W., Abedi-Lartey, Michael, Oppong, James, Hutterer, Rainer, Weinbrenner, Martin, Koch, Martin, Podsiadlowski, Lars & Kilpatrick, C. William 2021
2021
Loc

Anomalurus beecrofti

FRASER L. 1852: 17
1852