Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is widespread in the eastern humid forests of Madagascar from Montagne d'Ambdre south to Andohahela. It has an altitudinal range of between 100 and 1,990 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species of tropical humid forest. It is generally restricted to relatively intact forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Raherisehena, M., Randriamanantsoa, H.M. & Goodman, S. (IUCN SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group - Tenrec Section)

Reviewer/s
Rathbun, G. (Afrotheria Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, presence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

History
  • 2006
    Least Concern
    (IUCN 2006)
  • 2006
    Least Concern
  • 1996
    Endangered
  • 1994
    Insufficiently Known
    (Groombridge 1994)
  • 1990
    Insufficiently Known
    (IUCN 1990)
  • 1988
    Insufficiently Known
    (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
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Population

Population
It is a very common species.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
Habitat loss and fragmentation through conversion of forest to agricultural land, logging activities and fire may threaten the species in the long-term.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It has been recorded from a number of protected areas including the Montagne d'Ambre National Park; Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve; Marojejy National Park; Ambohitantely Special Reserve; Andringitra National Park; Pic d’Ivohibe Special Reserve and Andohahela National Park. No further conservation measures are needed at present.
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Wikipedia

Pygmy shrew tenrec

The pygmy shrew tenrec (Microgale parvula) is a species of mammal in the Tenrecidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

References

  1. ^ Bronner, G. N.; Jenkins, P. D. (2005). "Order Afrosoricida". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 74. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.
  2. ^ a b Afrotheria Specialist Group (Tenrec Section), Raherisehena, M., Randriamanantsoa, H. M. & Goodman, S. (2008). Microgale parvula. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
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