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Microcebus lehilahytsara

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES CHEIROGALEIDAE

Scientific Name: Microcebus lehilahytsara
Species Authority: Roos & Kappeler, 2005
Common Name/s:
English Goodman's Mouse Lemur

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Roos, C., Kappeler, P. & 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: Currently, this species is known only from the type locality of Andasibe and surrounding regions (for example, Maromizaha Forest, including the two protected areas Analamazaotra Special Reserve and Mantadia National Park (Kappeler et al. 2005; Roos and Kappeler 2006). The extent of the distribution of this species to the south and north is still unknown. The maximum extent of its range to the south may be Ranomafana National Park, where it is replaced by M. rufus, and to the north to the Betampona Strict Nature Reserve and Zahamena Strict Nature Reserve and National Park, where it is replaced by M. simmonsi (Roos and Kappeler 2006).
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown. Only discovered in 2005.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An inhabitant of the eastern rainforests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown. It is currently known only from protected areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed on CITES Appendix I. It is known to occur in the Analamazaotra Special Reserve and Mantadia National Park. It is not clear whether it also occurs in Mangerivola Special Reserve. As of 2007 this species was represented in only a single zoological collection (Zurich, Switzerland) (Mittermeier et al. 2008).

Bibliography [top]

Kappeler, P. M., Raoloaraison, R. M., Razafimanantsoa, L., Walter, L. and Roos, C. 2005. Morphology, behaviour and molecular evolution of giant mouse lemurs (Mirza spp.) Gray, 1870, with description of a new species. Primate Report 71: 3–26.

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.

Roos, C. and Kappeler, P. 2006. Distribution and Conservation Status of Two Newly Described Cheirogaleid Species, Mirza zaza and Microcebus lehilahytsara. Primate Conservation 21: 51-53.

Citation: Roos, C., Kappeler, P. & Hoffmann, M. 2008. Microcebus lehilahytsara. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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