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Lepilemur ahmansonorum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES LEPILEMURIDAE

Scientific Name: Lepilemur ahmansonorum
Species Authority: Louis Jr., Engberg, Lei, Geng, Sommer, Randriamampionona, Randriamanana, Zaonarivelo <i>et al</i>., 2006
Common Name/s:
English Ahmanson’s Sportive Lemur
Synonym/s:
Lepilemur ahmansoni Louis Jr., Engberg, Lei, Geng, Sommer, Randriamampionona, Randriamanana, Zaonarivelo et al., 2006
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.

The original latin species name is here emended from the original description following Hoffmann et al. (2009).

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)
Justification:
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: Currently known from the Tsiombikibo region, west of the Mahavavy River. The southern extent of the range is unknown (especially relative to the recently described L. randrianasoloi), although individuals perhaps representing this species have been obtained from the village of Mitsinjo (Louis et al. 2006). The southerly limit is here rather arbitrarily taken as the Maningoza (with L. randrianasoloi to the south), but obviously this requires further investigation.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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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 the eastern rainforest.
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. Present in the Tsiombikibo Classified Forest (Louis et al. 2006). Further work is now urgently needed to clarify the distribution and taxonomic limits of the recently described Lepilemur species.
Citation: Hoffmann, M. 2008. Lepilemur ahmansonorum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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