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Microcebus griseorufus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES CHEIROGALEIDAE

Scientific Name: Microcebus griseorufus
Species Authority: Kollman, 1910
Common Name/s:
English Grey-brown Mouse Lemur
Taxonomic Notes: Elevated to full species status by Rasoloarison et al. (2000).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Andrainarivo, C., Andriaholinirina, V.N., Feistner, A., Felix, T., Ganzhorn, J., Garbutt, N., Golden, C., Konstant, B., Louis Jr., E., Meyers, D., Mittermeier, R.A., Perieras, A., Princee, F., Rabarivola, J.C., Rakotosamimanana, B., Rasamimanana, H., Ratsimbazafy, J., Raveloarinoro, G., Razafimanantsoa, A., Rumpler, Y., Schwitzer, C., Thalmann, U., Wilmé, L. & Wright, P.
Reviewer/s: Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern as the species is thought to be common and there are no major threats to the species. However, given the impact of habitat loss within the range of the species, it is likely that the species is currently in decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found in southern and southwestern Madagascar, where it ranges from Lamboharana south to the Toliara (= Tuléar) region, to the Beza-Mahafaly Special Reserve (south of the Onilahy River) in the south-east, and to Tsimanampetsotsa, Berenty, and Petriky in the extreme south (Mittermeier et al. 2008). Sea-level to 250 m.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population: This is a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: M. griseorufus is found in spiny desert, dry thorn scrub, and gallery forest habitats (Rasoazanabary 2004). Basic aspects of this mouse lemur’s ecology and behavior are being studied at present.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species, although forest loss due to charcoal production and commercial maize production is taking place and may be causing localized declines.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix I of CITES. It is known to occur in the Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, and the Berenty Private Reserve (Mittermeier et al. 2008). No specimens are reported in captivity at this time (ISIS, 2007). Mahafaly Plateau is currently under review to be included in the Tsimanampetsotsa National Park.
Citation: Andrainarivo, C., Andriaholinirina, V.N., Feistner, A., Felix, T., Ganzhorn, J., Garbutt, N., Golden, C., Konstant, B., Louis Jr., E., Meyers, D., Mittermeier, R.A., Perieras, A., Princee, F., Rabarivola, J.C., Rakotosamimanana, B., Rasamimanana, H., Ratsimbazafy, J., Raveloarinoro, G., Razafimanantsoa, A., Rumpler, Y., Schwitzer, C., Thalmann, U., Wilmé, L. & Wright, P. 2008. Microcebus griseorufus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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