Crocidura rapax 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura rapax G. Allen, 1923
Common Name(s):
English Chinese White-toothed Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included in Crocidura gueldenstaedtii or C. pullata (Smith and Xie 2008). Taxa from Taiwan and neighbouring islands, formerly assigned to C. horsfieldii or regarded as separate species, are included here (Smith and Xie 2008). There are four recognized subspecies occurring in China (Smith and Xie 2008): 
  1. C. r. kurodai Jameson & Jones, 1977, Taiwan;
  2. C. r. lutaoensis Fang & Lee, 2002, Green island;
  3. C. r. rapax Allen, 1923, south China, including Hainan island;
  4. C. r. tadae Tokuda & Kano, 1936, Orchid island.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-09-07
Assessor(s): Johnston, C. & Smith, A.T.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Clayton, E.
Listed as Data Deficient although this species appears to be widespread, there is no recent information on its population status, ecological requirements, habitat preferences or threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from Taiwan, Province of China, and neighbouring islands of Lu Dau (Green Island) and Lan Yu (Orchid Island) as well as southern China, including Hainan island (Smith and Xie 2008).  It is also known from northeast India (Jiang and Hoffmann 2001), but the exact locations and the range are unknown and so are not mapped here.
Countries occurrence:
China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan); India; Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population:There are currently no data regarding the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is very little information available on the habitat and ecology of this species (Smith and Xie 2008).

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures in place for this species. It is probably present in protected areas. Further studies are needed into the abundance, natural history and threats to this species. In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Least Concern (Wang and Xie 2004).

Citation: Johnston, C. & Smith, A.T. 2016. Crocidura rapax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136783A22294279. . Downloaded on 20 September 2017.
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