|Scientific Name:||Microgale jenkinsae|
|Species Authority:||Goodman & Soarimalala, 2004|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Note: This is an amended assessment to correct the order of the Assessors.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Stephenson, P.J., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S.|
This species is listed as Endangered under criterion B1ab(iii). Its estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) is 1,643 km2. This species is threatened by clearance of forest for agricultural land and by fires and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its specific forest habitat type in the Mikea Forest, the only site where it is known to occur in.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This recently described species is known only from the type locality of Mikea Forest in southwestern Madagascar. It has not been found at an additional four sites with suitable habitat surveyed in the region during 2002, and it is believed to be geographically restricted. It was collected at 80 m asl (Goodman and Soarimalal 2004).|
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|Population:||It is known only from two specimens from the type locality in Mikea forest.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:|
It is presumed to be a terrestrial species. It is known from transitional, dry deciduous spiny-bush forest. It has been recorded in slightly disturbed forest (Goodman and Soarimalala 2004).
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Use and Trade:||There is no use or trade information.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is threatened by clearance of forest for agricultural land and by fires.|
Since M. jenkinsae was described, the forest where it was discovered has been cleared. However, the locality in Mikea Forest was part of a recently created large national park that may support subpopulations; there is also potential habitat a few kilometres to the south (Nicoll and Ratsifandrihamanan 2014). Further research is needed into its population, biology, ecology, range and adaptation to disturbance.
|Citation:||Stephenson, P.J., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S. 2016. Microgale jenkinsae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T62015A97192062.Downloaded on 28 March 2017.|
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