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Microcebus mittermeieri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES CHEIROGALEIDAE

Scientific Name: Microcebus mittermeieri
Species Authority: Louis Jr., Coles, Andriantompohavana, Sommer, Engberg, Zaonarivelo, Mayor & Brenneman, 2006
Common Name/s:
English Mittermeier'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: 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: Microcebus mittermeieri occurs in and around the Anjanaharibé-Sud Special Reserve in north-eastern Madagascar. The type locality is at 1,056 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown. Only discovered in 2003.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown. The only locality from which it is currently known is a protected area.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed on CITES Appendix I. The only protected area in which it is known to occur is the Anjanaharibé-Sud Special Reserve. As of 2007 this species was represented in only a single zoological collection (Tsimbazaza, Madagascar) (Mittermeier et al. 2008).

Bibliography [top]

Louis, E., Coles, M., Andriantompohavana, R., Sommer, J., Engberg, S., Zaonarivelo, J., Mayor, M. and Brenneman, R. 2006. Revision of the mouse lemurs (Microcebus) of eastern Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology 27(2): 347 – 389.

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 mittermeieri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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