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Microgale drouhardi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA AFROSORICIDA TENRECIDAE

Scientific Name: Microgale drouhardi
Species Authority: G. Grandidier, 1934
Common Name(s):
English Drouhard's Shrew Tenrec, Striped Shrew Tenrec

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Rakotondravony, D. & Goodman, S. (IUCN SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group - Tenrec Section)
Reviewer(s): Rathbun, G. (Afrotheria Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Madagascar where it ranges from the northern highlands south to Andohahela. The altitudinal range of this species is between 350 and 2,350 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: It is abundant in certain suitable habitats (S.M. Goodman pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a terrestrial species of humid forest. It has been recorded in marshlands close to the forest edge. It is not found in heavily modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In the lower elevations of its range it is threatened by habitat loss through deforestation by conversion to cultivated land, logging and fire. There appear to be no major threats to the species at higher altitudes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in several protected areas such as Analamazaotra Special Reserve, Montagne d'Ambre National Park, Manongarivo, Ambatovaky Special Reserve, Zahamena National Park, Mantadia National Park, Andringitra National Park, Manongarivo Special Reserve, and Ivohibe Special Reserve. Further studies are needed into the biology and ecology of this species.

Citation: Rakotondravony, D. & Goodman, S. (IUCN SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group - Tenrec Section) 2008. Microgale drouhardi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.
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