Suncus ater 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Suncus ater Medway, 1965
Common Name(s):
English Black Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: Generic synonyms = Pachyura; Podihik.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-04-27
Assessor(s): Chiozza, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Clayton, E.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the holotype collected from Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo at 1,650 m asl. It might occur more widely in the Bornean highlands.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1650
Upper elevation limit (metres):1650
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Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is almost no ecological information available on this species. The holotype was collected in montane forest on Mount Kinabalu.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Black Shrew is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known. The only known location is in Mount Kinabalu National Park.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Mount Kinabalu National Park. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Chiozza, F. 2016. Suncus ater. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21141A22290051. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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