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Lepilemur edwardsi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES LEPILEMURIDAE

Scientific Name: Lepilemur edwardsi
Species Authority: (Forbes, 1894)
Common Name/s:
English Milne-edwards's Sportive Lemur
Spanish Lemur Comadreja De Edwards

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Andrainarivo, C., Andriaholinirina, V.N., Feistner, A., Felix, T., Ganzhorn, J., Garbutt, N., Golden, C., Konstant, B., Louis Jr., E., Meyers, D., Mittermeier, R.A., Perieras, A., Princee, F., Rabarivola, J.C., Rakotosamimanana, B., Rasamimanana, H., Ratsimbazafy, J., Raveloarinoro, G., Razafimanantsoa, A., Rumpler, Y., Schwitzer, C., Thalmann, U., Wilmé, L. & Wright, P.
Reviewer/s: Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable as the species has a distribution range of less than 20,000 km², is severely fragmented. and there is continuing decline in the area and quality of habitat within the range of the species combined with the impact of hunting.
History:
1994 Rare (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Rare (IUCN 1990)
1990 Rare (IUCN 1990)
1988 Insufficiently Known (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Insufficiently Known (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in the dry deciduous forests of western Madagascar. As here understood, the range extends north of the Betseboke River to the Mahajamba River (with the newly described L. otto occurring north of the Mahajamba apparently in the Bongolava Massif to the Maeverano).
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: Common where found. This species has been studied in the dry deciduous forests in and around the Ankarafantsika National Park, where it has been reported at an approximate density of 60 individuals/km² (Warren and Crompton 1997).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Home ranges appear to be about one hectare in size. Several individuals can be found sleeping in the same shelter during the day, but they tend to be solitary foragers during the night (Mittermeier et al. 2008, and references therein).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to fires set to create new pasture for livestock, and it is also hunted for food in some areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix I of CITES. It is currently known to occur in Ankarafantsika National Park.
Citation: Andrainarivo, C., Andriaholinirina, V.N., Feistner, A., Felix, T., Ganzhorn, J., Garbutt, N., Golden, C., Konstant, B., Louis Jr., E., Meyers, D., Mittermeier, R.A., Perieras, A., Princee, F., Rabarivola, J.C., Rakotosamimanana, B., Rasamimanana, H., Ratsimbazafy, J., Raveloarinoro, G., Razafimanantsoa, A., Rumpler, Y., Schwitzer, C., Thalmann, U., Wilmé, L. & Wright, P. 2008. Lepilemur edwardsi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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