Microgale parvula 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Afrosoricida Tenrecidae

Scientific Name: Microgale parvula G. Grandidier, 1934
Common Name(s):
English Pygmy Shrew Tenrec
Microgale pulla Jenkins, 1988
Taxonomic Notes: Note: This is an amended assessment to correct the order of the Assessors.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-02-04
Assessor(s): Stephenson, P.J., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S.
Reviewer(s): Taylor, A.
Contributor(s): Raherisehena, M. & Randriamanantsoa, H.M.
It is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population and presence in a number of protected areas. Even though habitat loss is a threat, this species is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widespread in the eastern humid forests of Madagascar from Montagne d'Ambdre south to Andohahela. It has an altitudinal range of between 450 and 2,050 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):450
Upper elevation limit (metres):2050
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a terrestrial species of tropical humid forest. It is generally restricted to relatively intact forest.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no use or trade information.

Threats [top]

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 [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from a number of protected areas including the Montagne d'Ambre National Park; Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve; Marojejy National Park; Ambohitantely Special Reserve; Andringitra National Park; Pic d’Ivohibe Special Reserve and Andohahela National Park. No further conservation measures are needed at present.

Citation: Stephenson, P.J., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S. 2016. Microgale parvula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13349A97201228. . Downloaded on 20 May 2018.
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