Avahi betsileo


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Avahi betsileo
Species Authority: Andriantompohavana, Lei, Zaonarivelo, Engberg, Nalanirina, McGuire, Shore, Andrianasolo <i>et al</i>., 2007
Common Name/s:
English Betsileo 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 the threats to it.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A. betsileo is currently known in the Bemosary Classified forest (Fandriana). The regional distribution is tentatively set from south of the Mangoro River and north of the Mananjary River, until its distribution can be confirmed (Andriantompohavana et al. 2007).
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown. Only described in 2007.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed on CITES Appendix I. Not currently known from any protected areas. There is a need for further survey work to determine the geographic range and population status of this species.
Citation: Hoffmann, M. 2008. Avahi betsileo. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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