Microcebus mamiratra


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Microcebus mamiratra
Species Authority: Andriantompohavana, Zaonarivelo, Engberg, Randriamampionona, McGuire, Shore <i>et al</i>., 2006
Common Name/s:
English Claire's Mouse Lemur
Taxonomic Notes: Olivieri et al. (2006) described the form M. lokobensis also from Nosy Be Island. The type localities of M. lokobensis and M. mamiratra are the same, and the descriptions of the two forms are identical. Since M. mamiratra has priority, it seems best to consider M. lokobensis a synonym pending further investigation.

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)
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. If indeed it is confined to Nosy Be, and there are evident threats, then it probably will require listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Currently believed to be confined to the island of Nosy Bé in north-western Madagascar.
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Recorded only from humid forests on Nosy Be.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown. Its only known locality is a protected area.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed on CITES Appendix I. Present in the Lokobe Special Reserve (Andriantompohavana et al. 2006). As of 2007 this species was represented in only a single zoological collection (Tsimbazaza, Madagascar) (Mittermeier et al. 2008).

Bibliography [top]

Andriantompohavana, R., Zaonarivelo, J., Engberg, S., Randriamampionona, R., McGuire, S., Shore, G., Rakotonomenjanahary, R., Brenneman, R. and Louis, E. 2006. Mouse lemurs of northwestern Madagascar with a description of a new species at Lokobe Special Reserve. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University 259: 1-24.

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.

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