Rodin Rasoloarison


Deutshes Primatenzentrum (German Primate Center : DPZ)

Poste occupé:
National Coordinator


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Domaine d'expertise :
Species distribution and occurrencesTaxonomy

Rodin Rasoloarison obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Antananarivo, Department of Paleontology and Anthropology, in 2000 for his taxonomic revision of Madagascarʼs mouse lemurs (Microcebus). He has since continued to study the taxonomy and biogeography of cheirogaleids in the field and in museum collections around the world. He co-authored the 2nd and 3rd editions of Lemurs of Madagascar. He is presently the National Coordinator for the German Primate Center (DPZ - Madagascar).

Domaines d’expertise/Area of expertise: Taxonomy, species distribution and occurrences

Espèces étudiées / Species: Cheirogaleids: Microcebus, Mirza,  Cheirogaleus

1.      Hotaling, S, Foley, ME., Lawrence, NM., Bocanegra, J. Blanco, MB., Rasoloarison, RM., Kappeler, PM., Barrett, M., Yoder, AD., and Weisrock, DW. (2016). Species discovery and validation in a cryptic radiation of endangered primates: coalescent-based species delimitation in Madagascar’s mouse lemurs. Molecular Ecology (2016) 25, 2029–2045

2.       Rasoloarison, RM., Weisrock, DW., Yoder, AD., Rakotondravony, D. and Kappeler, PM. (2013). Two New Species of Mouse Lemurs (Cheirogaleidae :Microcebus) from Eastern Madagascar. Int J Primatol (2013) 34:455–469.

3.       Weisrock DW, Rasoloarison RM, Fiorentino I, Ralison JM, Goodman SM, et al. (2010). Delimiting Species without Nuclear Monophyly in Madagascar’s Mouse Lemurs. PLoS ONE 5(3): e9883.

4.      Groeneveld, LF., Rasoloarison, RM., Kappeler, PM. (2009). Morphometrics confirm taxonomic deflation in dwarf lemurs (Primates: Cheirogaleidae), as suggested by genetics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2011, 161, 229–244.

5.       Kappeler, P.M., Rasoloarison, R.M., Razafimanantsoa, L., Walter, L., Roos, C., (2005). Morphology, behaviour and molecular evolution of giant mouse lemurs (Mirza spp.) Gray, 1870, with description of a new species. Primate Rep. 71, 3–26.

6.       Yoder, A.D., Olson, L.E., Hanley, C., Heckman, K.L., Rasoloarison, RM., Russell, A.L., Ranivo, J., Soarimalala, V., Karanth, K.P., Raselimanana, A.P., Goodman, S.M., (2005). A multidimensional approach for detecting species patterns in Malagasy vertebrates. PNAS 102, 6587–6594.

7.       Kappeler, P.M., & Rasoloarison, R.M., (2003). Natural history of mouse lemurs (Microcebus spp.) In: The natural History of Madagascar. Goodman, S.M. & Bensted, J.P. (eds), University of Chicago.

8.       Rasoloarison, R.M., Goodman, S.M., Ganzhorn, J.U., (2000). Taxonomic revision of mouse lemurs (Microcebus) in the western portions of Madagascar. Int. J. Primatol. 21, 963–1019.

9.       Yoder, A.D., Rasoloarison, R.M., Goodman, S.M., Irwin, J.A., Atsalis, S., Ravosa, M.J., Ganzhorn, J.U., (2000). Remarkable species diversity in Malagasy mouse lemurs (primates, Microcebus). PNAS 97, 11325–11330.

10.    Rasoloarison, R.M., Rasolonandrasana, B :P.N., Ganzhorn, J.U., & Goodman, S.M., (1995). Predation on vertebrates in the kirindy forest, western Madagascar. Ecotropica 1 : 59-65