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Microgale dryas

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA AFROSORICIDA TENRECIDAE

Scientific Name: Microgale dryas
Species Authority: Jenkins, 1992
Common Name/s:
English Dryad Shrew Tenrec, Tree Shrew Tenrec

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Jenkins, P. & Andrianjakavelo, V. (IUCN SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group - Tenrec Section)
Reviewer/s: Rathbun, G. (Afrotheria Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
History:
2006 Vulnerable (IUCN 2006)
2006 Vulnerable
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from only a few sites in north-eastern Madagascar. There is some doubt about a record from Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve as it was collected from an owl pellet. It has been recorded between 500 and 940 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is known from only a few specimens and has been rarely recorded.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a poorly-known species that has only been recorded in the eastern lowland rain forests. It is possibly a a semi-fossorial species which is believed to be forest dependent. The ecology of the species is not known.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by deforestation and habitat fragmentation, through conversion to cultivated areas and general logging activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from two protected areas: Ambatovaky Special Reserve and Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve. It has been recorded in the future protected area of Makira. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, population, biology, ecology and threats to this species.
Citation: Jenkins, P. & Andrianjakavelo, V. (IUCN SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group - Tenrec Section) 2008. Microgale dryas. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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