Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from two massifs in the northern highlands of Madagascar. It has an altitudinal range of 1,225 to 1,950 m.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is apparently restricted to a rather narrow elevational band of mid-montane to sclerophyllous montane forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
D2

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Jenkins, P. & 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 Vulnerable because it is known from only two massifs in northern Madagascar, both protected, where there currently are no known major threats to this species.

History
  • 2006
    Vulnerable
    (IUCN 2006)
  • 2006
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
Based on standard trapping techniques this species is relatively common (S.M. Goodman pers. comm.).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no obvious major threats at present, but habitat loss from slash and burn/tavy cultivation is a potential future threat. Although this species has a restricted range, all of the records are within protected areas or from sites that will soon be protected.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It has been recorded from the Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve and the Marojejy National Park. It is also known from the western slope of a massif outside of the Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve which will soon become a protected area. Further research is needed into the population, range and biology and ecology of this species.
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Wikipedia

Montane shrew tenrec

The montane shrew tenrec (Microgale monticola) is a species of mammal in the Tenrecidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[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), Jenkins, P. & Goodman, S. (2008). Microgale monticola. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
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