Mentawi flying squirrel

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Mentawi flying squirrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Iomys
I. sipora
Binomial name
Iomys sipora
Chasen & Kloss, 1928

The Mentawi flying squirrel (Iomys sipora) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is endemic to Indonesia where it is only known from the Mentawai Islands (Sipura and North Pagai). Its natural habitat is lowland tropical primary forest below 500 m (1,600 ft) above sea level. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ruedas, L.; Duckworth, J. W.; Lee, B. & Tizard, R. J. (2008). "Iomys sipora". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009.