Galagoides demidoff 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Primates Galagidae

Scientific Name: Galagoides demidoff (G. Fischer, 1806)
Common Name(s):
English Demidoff's Dwarf Galago, Demidoff's Galago, Dwarf Bushbaby, Dwarf Galago
French Galago de Demidoff
Spanish Gálago Enano
Galago demidoff G. Fischer, 1806
Galago demidovii G. Fischer, 1806 [orth. error]
Galagoides demidovii (G. Fischer, 1806) [orth. error]
Galagoides demidovii ssp. anomurus (de Pousargues, 1896)
Galagoides demidovii ssp. medius (Thomas, 1915)
Galagoides demidovii ssp. phasma Cabrera & Ruxton, 1926
Galagoides demidovii ssp. poensis (Thomas, 1904)
Galagoides demidovii ssp. pusillus (Peters, 1876)
Galligoides demidovii ssp. murinus (Murray, 1859)
Taxonomic Source(s): Mittermeier, R.A., Rylands, A.B. and Wilson D.E. 2013. Handbook of the Mammals of the World: Volume 3 Primates. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Taxonomic Notes: Grubb et al. (2003) retained this taxon as Galagoides demidovii, while Groves (2005) listed this taxon as Galago demidoff. The species is sympatric over most of its range with Galagoides thomasii, and frequently confused.

This is an amended version of the 2008 assessment correcting the spelling of the specific epithet from "demidovii" to demidoff".

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2008-07-01
Assessor(s): Bearder, S.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Listed as Least Concern as the species is widespread and common, present in a number of protected areas throughout the range, and there are no major threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded from Sierra Leone in the west through southern parts of West Africa and throughout Central Africa, to possibly as far east as north of Lake Victoria in Uganda and Tanzania, west of Lake Victoria. It is found as far south as the southern Congo Basin (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Lunda District (Angola), and possibly as far south as the Lukuga River in the east. Widely sympatric with Galagoides thomasi.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea (Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (mainland)); Gabon; Ghana; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:This species is common and widespread.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is associated with the understory of secondary forest and forest edge habitats. It is also present in primary tropical moist forest, particularly in tree-fall zones. It sleeps in small groups of up to 10 individuals. It appears to be restricted to dense undergrowth with fine branches. It gives birth to one or two young per year.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is presumably locally threatened by habitat loss through deforestation for timber and conversion to agricultural land.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of CITES. It occurs in several protected areas.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
2. Land/water management -> 2.1. Site/area management

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
  Included in international legislation:Yes
  Subject to any international management/trade controls:Yes
1. Research -> 1.1. Taxonomy
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

Groves, C.P. 2005. Order Primates. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 111-184. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Grubb, P., Butynski, T.M., Oates, J.F., Bearder, S.K., Disotell, T.R., Groves, C.P. and Struhsaker, T.T. 2003. Assessment of the diversity of African primates. International Journal of Primatology 24(6): 1301-1357.

IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-1. Available at: (Accessed: 30 June 2016).

Kingdon, J. 1997. The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press, San Diego, California, USA.

Citation: Bearder, S. 2016. Galagoides demidoff. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40649A95541498. . Downloaded on 21 February 2018.
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