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Cheirogaleus sibreei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES CHEIROGALEIDAE

Scientific Name: Cheirogaleus sibreei
Species Authority: (Forsyth Major, 1894)
Common Name/s:
English Sibree's Dwarf Lemur
Taxonomic Notes: Listed as a distinct species by Groves (2000, 2001) in the C. major group.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 Data Deficient as the species is very poorly known, and there is very limited information available on its distribution or population size. However, given that part of its known distribution range has been deforested, the species may warrant listing as threatened in future.
History:
2003 Not Evaluated (IUCN 2003)
2003 Not Evaluated

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: At present this species is known only from museum specimens representing three localities in Madagascar’s Central Domain. The type locality, Ankeramadinika, was not found on any map, but is recorded as a day’s journey east of Antananarivo (Groves 2000). Rasolofoson et al. (2007) reported it in the Makira forest; this seems a rather large range extension, and it may be that a closely related, so far undescribed, species is involved (C. Groves pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known only from museum specimens.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits the eastern rainforests of Madagascar, but other information on its ecology and behaviour is complicated by taxonomic confusion with allied forms of Cheirogaleus in the eastern rainforests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown, though habitat loss may be a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix I of CITES. It is not reported from any protected areas. Taxonomic work is urgently required to elucidate more clearly the taxonomic and geographic limits of the species.
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. Cheirogaleus sibreei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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