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Crocidura negligens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Crocidura negligens
Species Authority: Robinson & Kloss, 1914
Common Name/s:
English Peninsular Shrew
Synonym/s:
Crocidura maporensis Robinson & Kloss in Robinson, 1916
Crocidura tionis Kloss, 1917
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon was formerly included in C. fuliginosa, but it was given species rank by Ruedi (1995). It needs more taxonomic work, and might be sympatric with C. malayana in some areas.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand (south of the Isthmus of Kra). It is present on some adjacent islands (Koh Samui, Pulau Tioman, and Pulau Mapor).
Countries:
Native:
Malaysia; Thailand
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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: There is little information available for this species. Presumably, it is found in primary and secondary forest, but its degree of tolerance to habitat degradation is not known.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is probably threatened, at least locally, by habitat loss, and human induced habitat degradation. In particular there is a rapid expansion of plantations, including oil palm, taking place within its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Given its wide range, this species is likely to be present in a number of protected areas. Further studies are needed on the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.
Citation: Lunde, D. & Ruedas, L. 2008. Crocidura negligens. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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