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Lepilemur randrianasoloi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES LEPILEMURIDAE

Scientific Name: Lepilemur randrianasoloi
Species Authority: Andriaholinirina, Fausser, Roos, Rabarivola, Ravoarimanana, Zinner, Thalmann, Ganzhorn <i>et al</i>., 2006
Common Name/s:
English Randrianasolo's Sportive Lemur
Synonym/s:
Lepilemur randrianasoli Andriaholinirina, Fausser, Roos, Rabarivola, Ravoarimanana, Zinner, Thalmann, Ganzhorn et al., 2006
Taxonomic Notes: The original latin species name is here emended from the original description following Hoffmann et al. (2009).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Hoffmann, M.
Reviewer/s: Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient as this species is only recently described, and further information is required to determine its limits of distribution, population status and threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the region of its type locality (Andramasay) in western Madagascar. Andriaholinirina et al. (2006) put the southern limit as the Tsiribihina River, and the northerly limit as either the Manambaho or Mahavavy du Sud Rivers. However, L. ahmansonorum has been described by Louis et al. (2006) from south of the Mahavavy du Sud (although its southern limit is unclear). The northerly limit is here provisionally taken as the Maningoza, but this obviously requires further investigation, especially relative to the southern limits of L. ahmansonorum.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species. One of 15 new species of Lepilemur described in 2006.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An inhabitant of dry deciduous forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown, but habitat loss is likely a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed on CITES Appendix I. This is presumably the species that occurs in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park and Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, but this requires confirmation. Further work is now urgently needed to clarify the distribution and taxonomic limits of the recently described Lepilemur species.
Citation: Hoffmann, M. 2008. Lepilemur randrianasoloi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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