Check List 19(1): 133-139, doi: 10.15560/19.1.133
Unseen for 43 years! A new occurrence of Glaucomys volans (Linnaeus, 1758) (Rodentia, Sciuridae) in Honduras
expand article infoManfredo A. Turcios-Casco, Golver S. Hernández, Felix E. Mancía, Carlos F. Molinero, José Muñoz, Celeste M. López§, Nicté Ordóñez-Garza|
‡ Aserradero Sansone, Tegucigalpa, Honduras§ Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Ilheus, Brazil| Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, United States of America¶ Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Quito, Ecuador
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We report an occurrence of Glaucomys volans (Linnaeus, 1758) in Honduras after 43 years since its last verified record. The observation was in an area in which forestry and silvicultural activities are carried out for the sustainable exploitation of logging and timber of Pinus oocarpa in Las Lechuzas, department of Olancho (eastern Honduras). This record supports the initiation of new conservation activities in areas in which forestry is being implemented; population studies and the protection of their refuges are the priorities at its southernmost locality.
Central America, forestry management, pine forest, silvicultural activities, Southern Flying Squirrel