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Microcebus sambiranensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES CHEIROGALEIDAE

Scientific Name: Microcebus sambiranensis
Species Authority: Rasoloarison, Goodman & Ganzhorn, 2000
Common Name/s:
English Sambirano Mouse Lemur
Taxonomic Notes: Recognized as a distinct species by Rasloarison et al. (2000).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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 5,000 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:
2003 Not Evaluated (IUCN 2003)
2003 Not Evaluated

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is presently known only from Manongarivo Special Reserve in north-western Madagascar, from an isolated population on the Ampasindava Peninsula, and possibly from the forests of Mahilaka-Maromandia (Mittermeier et al. 2008). 360-1,600 m.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The Sambirano mouse lemur is named for the region where elements of Madagascar’s humid eastern and dry western forests meet. It can be found in disturbed habitats and in forests bordering agricultural sites. It has been observed in a garden close to secondary forest. No systematic studies of this species’ ecology or behavior have been conducted to date.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is habitat loss due to slash-and-burn agriculture, firewood collection, and charcoal production. The species does display some adaptability to disturbed habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix I of CITES. It is present in the Manongarivo Special Reserve. There are no specimens reported in captivity at this time (ISIS, 2007). The remaining forest on the Ampasindava Peninsula requires protection.
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. Microcebus sambiranensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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