Microcebus danfossorum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Microcebus danfossorum
Species Authority: Olivieri, Zimmermann, Randrianambinina, Rassoloharijaona, Rakotondravony <i>et al</i>., 2006
Common Name/s:
English Danfoss' Mouse Lemur
Taxonomic Notes: The original latin species name is here amended from the original description following Mittermeier et al. (2008).

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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known only from six forest fragments between the rivers Sofia and Maevarano in north-west Madagascar (Olivieri et al. 2006). Prior to recent taxonomic revisions, the mouse lemurs in this region were assumed to be M. ravelobensis.
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An inhabitant of deciduous forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix I. Known to occur in the Anjiamangarana and Bora Special Reserves (Mittermeier et al. 2008). Further surveys are needed to determine the full extent of its range and population status, and to confirm the taxonomic distinctiveness of this taxon.

Bibliography [top]

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.

Olivieri, G., Zimmermann, E., Randrianambinina, B., Rasoloharijaona, S., Rakotondravony, D., Guschanski, K. and Radespiel, U. 2006. The ever-increasing diversity in mouse lemurs: Three new species in north and northwestern Madagascar. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 309-327.

Citation: Hoffmann, M. 2008. Microcebus danfossorum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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