Microcebus simmonsi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Microcebus simmonsi
Species Authority: Louis Jr., Coles, Andriantompohavana, Sommer, Engberg, Zaonarivelo, Mayor & Brenneman, 2006
Common Name/s:
English Simmons' 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)
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 the regions of Betampona and Zahamena in north-eastern Madagascar; the type locality is at 965 m asl (Louis et al. 2006)
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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 rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown. Currently known only from protected areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed on CITES Appendix I. It is currently known only from two strict nature reserves (Betampona and Zahamena) and Zahamena National Park. 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 simmonsi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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