|Scientific Name:||Dypsis sahanofensis|
|Species Authority:||(Jum. & H.Perrier) Beentje & J.Dransf.|
Chrysalidocarpus sahanofensis (Jum. & H.Perrier) Jum.
Neophloga sahanofensis Jum. & H.Perrier
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered D ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J.|
|Reviewer/s:||Baker, W.J., Beentje, H.J. & Bachman, S., Baker, W.J. & Beentje, H.J.|
Known from Mont Vatovavy, Ambositra and Anosibe an'Ala. The distribution range is very fragmented and in each site the number of individuals is very low; the whole population is estimated to be fewer than 40 mature individuals. There are known threats to the habitat which may be causing population declines, but these have not been definitely documented. This species qualifies for a Critically Endangered listing based on the small population size.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Madagascar. Known from submontane and montane forest on the eastern escarpment, between Ambositra and Ampasimanolotra.|
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|Population:||A rare palm with fewer than 40 individuals recorded. The current population trend is unknown.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurs in montane or submontane rainforest in the middle centre-east of Madagascar. The species grows frequently near the crests of ridges where the canopy is slightly open. Recorded at elevations from 300 up to 1,400 m.|
|Major Threat(s):||The main threat to this species is habitat loss through clearance for shifting agriculture and logging.|
|Conservation Actions:||The site in Mont Vatovavy is protected by local taboo, elsewhere only the site in Mangerivola is under protection. Further protection and regular monitoring of this highly threatened species is required.|
|Citation:||Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J. 2012. Dypsis sahanofensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 10 March 2014.|
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