Lepilemur otto


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lepilemur otto
Species Authority: Craul, Zimmermann, Rasoloharijaona, Randrianambinina & Radespiel, 2007
Common Name/s:
English Otto's Sportive 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, its taxonomic status is unclear relative to other recently described lemurs in northwest Madagascar, and further information is required to determine its limits of distribution, population status and threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: So far known only from its type locality of Ambodimahabibo in north-western Madagascar. This site is limited by the Mahajamba River in the west and the Sofia River in the north (Craul et al. 2007). This would suggest that the species is bounded by L. grewocki to the north (north of the Sofia), and L. edwardsi to the south (south of the Mahajamba), but this requires clarification.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this recently described species.
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, but based on current understanding of the range it would occur in the proposed 50,300-ha conservation area on the Bongolava Massif. Further work is now urgently needed to clarify the distribution and taxonomic limits of the recently described Lepilemur species.
Citation: Hoffmann, M. 2008. Lepilemur otto. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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