Microgale dryas 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Afrosoricida Tenrecidae

Scientific Name: Microgale dryas Jenkins, 1992
Common Name(s):
English Dryad Shrew Tenrec, Tree Shrew Tenrec
Taxonomic Notes: Note: This is an amended assessment to correct the order of the Assessors.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2014-08-16
Assessor(s): Stephenson, P.J., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S.
Reviewer(s): Taylor, A.
Contributor(s): Jenkins, P. & Andrianjakavelo, V.

This species is listed as Vulnerable under criterion B1ab(iii). It has an extent of occurrence (EOO) of ca. 10,000 km2, it is known from fewer than 10 locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat. It is threatened by deforestation and habitat fragmentation, through conversion to cultivated areas and general logging activities. 

Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from only a few sites in northeastern 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 occurrence:
Additional data:
Number of Locations:10
Lower elevation limit (metres):500
Upper elevation limit (metres):940
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Population [top]

Population:It is known from only a few specimens and has been rarely recorded.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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 semi-fossorial species which is believed to be forest dependent. The ecology of the species is not known.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

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

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: Stephenson, P.J., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S. 2016. Microgale dryas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13356A97191108. . Downloaded on 16 July 2018.
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