Crocidura vosmaeri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura vosmaeri Jentink, 1888
Common Name(s):
English Banka Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: This species might be closely related to Crocidura beccarii (Hutterer 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-06
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Lunde, D.P. & Ruedas, L.
Listed as Data Deficient as further taxonomic work is needed to ascertain whether this species is distinct from C. beccarii. Further studies are needed into the distribution, as the species perhaps occurs more extensively though surveys are needed on mainland Sumatra.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from Bangka Island (Indonesia). It perhaps also occurs on Sumatra.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species has been recorded in primary and secondary lowland forest. It is not known whether or not it can adapt to anthropogenic habitats, such as plantations.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Forest is being lost on Bangka as a result of logging, and also expanding plantations, especially for oil palm, though it is not yet known whether or not this species can survive in these secondary habitats. Mining on Bangka also represents a major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known from any protected areas. Further studies are needed on the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species. In particular it is important to determine whether or not this is a valid species.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Crocidura vosmaeri. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136447A115207832. . Downloaded on 20 October 2017.
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