|Scientific Name:||Hemicentetes semispinosus|
|Species Authority:||(G. Cuvier, 1798)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Jenkins, P. & Goodman, S. (IUCN SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group - Tenrec Section)|
|Reviewer(s):||Rathbun, G. (Afrotheria Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, high local population abundance and high tolerance to anthropogenic habitats.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Madagascar. It occurs in the eastern and northern parts of the island from sea level to 1,550 m asl.|
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|Population:||The species is very abundant, including in urban areas.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is found in primary and secondary tropical humid forest, and also occurs in agricultural land and gardens. This species is often found in pseudo-steppe (anthropogenically created grasslands).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species and it adapts well to anthropogenic environments. It is sometimes hunted for food.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species occurs in numerous protected areas including Pic d’Ivohibe, Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve, Mantadia National Park, Ranomafana National Park, Masoala National Park, Andringitra National Park, and Analamazaotra Special Reserve.|
Afrotheria Specialist Group. 2004. Specialist Group website. Available at: http://www.calacademy.org/research/bmammals/afrotheria/ASG.html.
Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (comps and eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Bronner, G.N. and Jenkins, P.D. 2005. Order Afrosoricida. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 70-81. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Garbutt, N. 2007. Mammals of Madagascar: a complete Guide. A&C Black, London, UK.
|Citation:||Jenkins, P. & Goodman, S. (IUCN SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group - Tenrec Section) 2008. Hemicentetes semispinosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 January 2015.|
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