|Scientific Name:||Microgale longicaudata|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1882|
|Taxonomic Notes:||The form prolixacaudata may represent a distinct species (Olson et al. 2004, Soarimalala and Goodman 2011).
Note: This is an amended assessment to correct the order of the Assessors.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Stephenson, P.J., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S.|
It is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, presence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
This species is widespread in the eastern humid forests of Madagascar, ranging from Montagne d'Ambre in the north, south to Andohahela. It has an altitudinal range of 530 to 2,500 m asl (Goodman et al. 2013). The prolixicaudata form is restricted to the northern humid forests and is known from Marojejy and Montagne d’Ambre National Parks, Anjanaharibe-Sud and Manongarivo Special Reserves and a new reserve being developed (Goodman et al. 2013, Nicoll and Ratsifandrihamanana 2014).
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|Population:||It is a relatively common species, especially at higher elevations (Goodman et al. 2013)|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a scansorial species that is present in eastern tropical humid forest, from lowlands to high-elevation rainforest. It may be found in slightly degraded forest.|
|Use and Trade:||There is no use or trade information.|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss and fragmentation through conversion of forest to agricultural land, logging activities and fire may threaten this species in the long-term.|
|Conservation Actions:||It has been recorded from a number of protected areas including the Ambohitantely Special Reserve; Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve; Manongarivo Special Reserve; Marojejy National Park; Montagne d'Ambre National Park; Andringitra National Park; Pic d’Ivohibe Special Reserve; Ranomafana National Park; Ambatovaky Special Reserve; Mangerivola Special Reserve; Mantadia National Park and Andohahela National Park. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, biology and ecology of this species. A further review of known specimens of M. majori, M. longicaudata and M. principula is needed to elucidate the range of these three species.|
|Citation:||Stephenson, P.J., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S. 2016. Microgale longicaudata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13344A97200213.Downloaded on 28 August 2016.|
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