Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Myosorex schalleri
Species Authority: Heim de Balsac, 1966
Common Name(s):
English Schaller's Mouse Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Kerbis Peterhans, J. & Hutterer, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of sufficient information on its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Critically Endangered (CR)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)
1990 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Myosorex schalleri is known from a single specimen from Nzombe (Mwenga) in the Itombwe Mountains of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. No small mammal studies have currently been undertaken in this mountain range.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the holotype.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: M.schalleri was collected from montane tropical moist forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has not been recorded from any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Kerbis Peterhans, J. & Hutterer, R. 2008. Myosorex schalleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T14110A4391940. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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