Lepilemur aeeclis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lepilemur aeeclis
Species Authority: Andriaholinirina, Fausser, Roos, Rabarivola, Ravoarimanana, Zinner, Thalmann, Ganzhorn <i>et al</i>., 2006
Common Name/s:
English Antafia Sportive Lemur
Taxonomic Notes: Tattersall (2007) has cautioned that the Lepilemur species reported by Louis et al. (2006), all diagnosed exclusively on genetic distance and all allopatric, be treated with extreme caution until supporting data are forthcoming.

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: Found between the Betsiboka and Mahavavy du Sud Rivers in western Madagascar. The southern extent of the range across the Mahavavy du Sud River is unknown (Andriaholinirina et al. 2006).
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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 presumably habitat loss is a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed on CITES Appendix I. Not known from any protected areas. Further work is now urgently needed to clarify the distribution and taxonomic limits of the recently described Lepilemur species.
Citation: Hoffmann, M. 2008. Lepilemur aeeclis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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