Crocidura musseri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura musseri
Species Authority: Ruedi & Vogel, 1995
Common Name(s):
English Mossy Forest Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Lunde, D. & Ruedas, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Stuart, S.N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only been described relatively recently, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, Gunung Rorekatimbo (01°16'S, 120°15'E) at 2,230 m asl, in central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It might occur more widely on the island.
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in mossy montane forests on Gunung Rorekatimbo. It likely occurs in similar habitat more widely, but it has not been found at lower elevations nearby, from 1,000 to 1,500 m asl (L. Ruedas pers. comm.), so it may be restricted to higher elevations. This species is a member of the moss forest guild of small mammals described by Musser (1987). There is no information on whether or not it can adapt to anthropogenic habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Lunde, D. & Ruedas, L. 2008. Crocidura musseri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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