Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura virgata
Species Authority: Sanderson, 1940
Taxonomic Notes: Previously included in Crocidura hildegardeae (Hutterer 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutterer, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of sufficient information on its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from a few localities in southeastern Nigeria and western Cameroon. In Cameroon, it has been recorded from Tinta, Mamfe; Bibundi Crater, Mount Cameroon; and Mount Nyasoso. In Nigeria, it is known only from Okpuje, Nigeria.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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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: There is little information available for this species. Presumably, it is found in montane tropical moist forest habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known. It might be threatened by deforestation, generally resulting from logging operations and the conversion of land to agricultural and other uses.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It is not known if the species has not been recorded from any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura virgata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136602A4317062. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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