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Phaner electromontis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES CHEIROGALEIDAE

Scientific Name: Phaner electromontis
Species Authority: Groves & Tattersall, 1991
Common Name/s:
English Montagne D’ Ambre Fork-marked Lemur, Amber Mountain Fork-marked Lemur
Synonym/s:
Phaner furcifer (Groves & Tattersall, 1991) subspecies electromontis
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly included in P. furcifer, but treated as distinct by Groves (2001). The form occurring in Daraina may represent a distinct species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Andrainarivo, C., Andriaholinirina, V.N., Feistner, A., Felix, T., Ganzhorn, J., Garbutt, N., Golden, C., Konstant, B., Louis Jr., E., Meyers, D., Mittermeier, R.A., Perieras, A., Princee, F., Rabarivola, J.C., Rakotosamimanana, B., Rasamimanana, H., Ratsimbazafy, J., Raveloarinoro, G., Razafimanantsoa, A., Rumpler, Y., Schwitzer, C., Thalmann, U., Wilmé, L. & Wright, P.
Reviewer/s: Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered as the species has a distribution range of less than 20,000 km², the range is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the area and quality of habitat within the range of the species.
History:
2000 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is apparently confined to the region of Montagne d’Ambre in northern Madagascar where it inhabits moist tropical forests from 50-1,500 m asl. There is a distinct population in Daraina that may represent a separate species.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: Common in Montagne d'Ambre, but elsewhere unknown.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits both tropical dry and moist forests. In Daraina, mostly seen in gallery forests in low-lying areas, whereas elsewhere they appeared to be more common at higher altitudes. The ecology and behavior of this species have yet to be the focus of systematic field research.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to this species are habitat loss due to mining for sapphires, and yearly agricultural burning in Analamerana, Daraina and Ankarana.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix I of CITES. The species occurs in Montagne d’Ambre National Park, in three special reserves (Forêt d’Ambre, Analamerana, Ankarana), and in the Sahafary Classified Forest (Mittermeier et al. 2008). The status of the form in Daraina requires taxonomic investigation.
Citation: Andrainarivo, C., Andriaholinirina, V.N., Feistner, A., Felix, T., Ganzhorn, J., Garbutt, N., Golden, C., Konstant, B., Louis Jr., E., Meyers, D., Mittermeier, R.A., Perieras, A., Princee, F., Rabarivola, J.C., Rakotosamimanana, B., Rasamimanana, H., Ratsimbazafy, J., Raveloarinoro, G., Razafimanantsoa, A., Rumpler, Y., Schwitzer, C., Thalmann, U., Wilmé, L. & Wright, P. 2008. Phaner electromontis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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