Avahi ramanantsoavanai


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Avahi ramanantsoavanai
Species Authority: Zaramody, Fausser, Roos, Zinner, Andriaholinirina, Rabarivola, Norscia, Tattersall & Rumpler, 2006
Common Name/s:
English Ramantsoavana's Southern Woolly Lemur
Taxonomic Notes: Although described as a subspecies of A. meridionalis by Zaramody et al. (2006), it is here treated as distinct following Andriantompohavana et al. (2007) who examined the taxonomy of Avahi according to the Phylogenetic Species Concept.

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: Restricted to the type locality of the Manombo Reserve in south-eastern Madagascar. The precise limits of the distribution are unknown (Zaramody et al. 2006)
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown. Described only 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.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed on CITES Appendix I. Present in the Manombo Special Reserve.
Citation: Hoffmann, M. 2008. Avahi ramanantsoavanai. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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