Microcebus bongolavensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES CHEIROGALEIDAE

Scientific Name: Microcebus bongolavensis
Species Authority: Olivieri, Zimmermann, Randrianambinina, Rassoloharijaona, Rakotondravony <i>et al</i>., 2006
Common Name/s:
English Bongolava Mouse Lemur

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Hoffmann, M.
Reviewer/s: Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient as this species is only recently described, and further information is required to determine the taxonomic validity of this species, its limits of distribution, and its population status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known only from three small forest fragments in the area around Port-Bergé, between the rivers Mahajamba and Sofia in north-western Madagascar (Olivieri et al. 2006). Prior to recent taxonomic revisions, the mouse lemurs in this region were assumed to be M. ravelobensis.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits the western deciduous forest of Madagascar.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown. The area where it occurs is quite difficult to access.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix I. Possibly present in the Bongolava Classified Forest (Mittermeier et al. 2008). Further surveys are needed to determine the full extent of its range and population status, and to confirm the taxonomic distinctiveness of this taxon.

Bibliography [top]

Mittermeier, R., Louis, E., Hawkins, F., Langrand, O., Ganzhorn, J., Konstant, W., Rasoloarison, R., Rajaobelina, S. and Richardson, M. 2008. Lemurs of Madagascar, 3rd edition. Conservation International.

Olivieri, G., Zimmermann, E., Randrianambinina, B., Rasoloharijaona, S., Rakotondravony, D., Guschanski, K. and Radespiel, U. 2006. The ever-increasing diversity in mouse lemurs: Three new species in north and northwestern Madagascar. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 309-327.

Citation: Hoffmann, M. 2008. Microcebus bongolavensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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