Avahi peyrierasi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Avahi peyrierasi
Species Authority: Zaramody, Fausser, Roos, Zinner, Andriaholinirina, Rabarivola, Norscia, Tattersall & Rumpler, 2006
Common Name/s:
English Peyrieras' Woolly Lemur

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)
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: The precise limits of distribution are unclear, but the species is currently known from south of the Onibe River in the forests of Manara, Vatoalatsaka, Sangalampona, Mahasoarivo and Ranomafana in eastern Madagascar (Zaramody et al. 2006). However, see Andriantompohavana et al. (2007; Fig. 25).
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown. Only described in 2006.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An inhabitant of the eastern rainforests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown, although habitat loss is presumably a threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed on CITES Appendix I. Based on the description of Zaramody et al. (2006), this species is presumably present in a number of protected areas, including Ranomofana National Park. Further research is necessary to investigate the boundaries of this form with A. betsileo to the north, and to investigate the population status of the species.
Citation: Hoffmann, M. 2008. Avahi peyrierasi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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