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Notiosorex cockrumi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Notiosorex cockrumi
Species Authority: Baker, O'Neill & McAliley, 2003
Common Name/s:
English Cockrum's Grey Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: In the past there was one wide ranging species, Notiosorex crawfordi. Now four species are recognized in the genus: crawfordi, cockrumi, evotis and villai (Carraway and Timm 2000).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor/s: Timm, R., Matson, J., Woodman, N., de Grammont, P.C. & Castro-Arellano, I.
Reviewer/s: Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Arizona, United States to central Sonora, Mexico (McAliley et al. 2007).
Countries:
Native:
Mexico; United States
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Population [top]

Population: No population information is available for this species. It is probably common in the proper desert habitats (Robert Timm and John Matson pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Typical habitat is desert shrub, including plant communities dominated by mesquite, agave, cholla, and oakbrush (Wilson and Ruff, 1999). It is insectivorous (Nowak, 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in protected areas in Arizona in the United States.
Citation: Timm, R., Matson, J., Woodman, N., de Grammont, P.C. & Castro-Arellano, I. 2008. Notiosorex cockrumi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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