Suncus ater


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Suncus ater
Species Authority: Medway, 1965
Common Name(s):
English Black Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Chiozza, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Stuart, S.N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its status and ecological requirements.
1996 Critically Endangered

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.
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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 almost no ecological information available on this species. The holotype was collected in montane forest on Mount Kinabalu.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. 2008. Suncus ater. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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