|Scientific Name:||Microgale cowani Thomas, 1882|
|Taxonomic Notes:||There may be a need for some review of taxonomy as it may contain cryptic species (P. Jenkins pers. comm.).
Note: This is an amended assessment to correct the order of the Assessors.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Stephenson, P.J., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S.|
|Contributor(s):||Jenkins, P. & Raherisehena, M.|
It is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, as it occurs in a number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the island of Madagascar where it ranges throughout the eastern humid forests. It has an altitudinal range of between 810 and 2,450 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is a common species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a terrestrial species that occurs in tropical humid forest, forest margin habitats, pseudo-steppe (anthropogenic grassland), pine plantations, heavily disturbed areas and agricultural land.|
|Use and Trade:||There is no use or trade information.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this adaptable species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It has been recorded from a number of protected areas including the Ambohitantely Special Reserve; Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve; Manongarivo Special Reserve; Montagne d'Ambre National Park; Andringitra National Park; Pic d’Ivohibe Special Reserve; Ranomafana National Park; Ambatovaky Special Reserve; Analamazaotra Special Reserve; Mantadia National Park; Andohahela National Park and Marotandrano Special Reserve. Further studies of this species taxonomy, biology and ecology are needed.|
|Citation:||Stephenson, P.J., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S. 2016. Microgale cowani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40586A97190403.Downloaded on 25 September 2017.|
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