|Scientific Name:||Microgale taiva|
|Species Authority:||Major, 1896|
|Taxonomic Notes:||There may be a need for some review of taxonomy as this species may contain cryptic species (P. Jenkins pers. comm.). This species was formerly included in Microgale cowani (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):||Andrianjakavelo, V. & Ramiarinjanahary, H.|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and presence 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 across the eastern humid forest of Madagascar with the exception of the central section. It has an altitudinal range of between 530 and 2,500 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is a common species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is present in a range of humid lowland and montane forest habitats. It is generally not found in secondary or degraded forest.|
|Use and Trade:||There is no use or trade information.|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss and fragmentation through conversion of forest to agricultural land, logging activities and fire may threaten the species in the long-term.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is found in several protectesd areas including the Analamazaotra Special Reserve; Mantadia National Park; Ranomafana National Park; Andringitra National Park and Marojejy National Park. Further research is needed into the taxonomy, biology and ecology of this species.|
|Citation:||Stephenson, P.J., Soarimalala, V. & Goodman, S. 2016. Microgale taiva. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T62019A97202201.Downloaded on 25 February 2017.|
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