Crocidura lepidura 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura lepidura Lyon, 1908
Common Name(s):
English Sumatran Giant Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon was formerly included in C. fuliginosa, but it was resurrected as a full species by Ruedi (1995).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-22
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Lunde, D.P., Singandan, R. & van Strien, N.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Sumatra in Indonesia. It seems to be widely distributed from the hillsides of east and south Sumatra to upper montane rain forest of west Sumatra. It ranges from sea-level up to 2,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
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Population [top]

Population:C. lepidura seems to be an abundant species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found up to 2,000 m asl in primary lowland and montane forest, but it is most abundant in highly degraded forest and cultivated lands between 1,500 and 1,800 m asl.
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Given its wide range, this species is likely to be present in a number of protected areas.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Crocidura lepidura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136792A22296335. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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