|Scientific Name:||Microgale fotsifotsy|
|Species Authority:||Jenkins, Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 1997|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Preliminary evidence suggests that this taxon is currently comprised of two separate species (L. Olson 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., Rakotondravony, D. & Raherisehena, M.|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population and as it occurs in a number of protected areas. Even though habitat loss is a threat, this species 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 known from a range of localities spanning the eastern lowland forests of Madagascar. It occurs between 600 and 2,500 m asl.|
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|Population:||On the basis of standard trapping techniques with pitfall traps, this species is relatively common.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a terrestrial, forest dependent species that occurs in the eastern humid forests.|
|Use and Trade:||There is no use or trade information.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is generally threatened by deforestation and degradation of the forest understorey by cattle (at all elevations), and by fires (largely in the lower elevations of its range).|
|Conservation Actions:||It has been recorded from a number of protected areas including the Ranomafana National Park, Andohahela National Park, Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve, Montagne d'Ambre National Park, Manongarivo Special Reserve, Marojejy National Park, Ambatovaky Special Reserve, Zahamena RNI and Andringitra National Park. Further studies into the taxonomy, population numbers, biology and ecology and range of this species.|
|Citation:||Stephenson, P.J., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S. 2016. Microgale fotsifotsy. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T62013A97191387.Downloaded on 17 August 2017.|
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