Suncus hosei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Suncus hosei Thomas, 1893
Common Name(s):
English Bornean Pgymy Shrew, Hose's Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon is often included in S. etruscus (Medway 1977), but it represents a distinct forest species (Hutterer 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-06
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Lunde, D.P. & Ruedas, L.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species currently is known from only a few localities in northern Borneo: northern Sarawak and northeastern Sabah (Malaysia). Its range is probably more widespread than the current records range indicate. In particularly, it is likely to be found in Brunei, and perhaps northern Kalimantan (Indonesia). It is described as found in virgin lowland dipterocarp forest up to 800m asl. in the Crocker Range (Phillipps and Phillipps 2016).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):800
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known, but it is described as locally common in the Crocker Range (Phillipps and Phillipps 2016).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is little information available on this species. It is a lowland dipterocarp forest species (Phillipps and Phillipps 2016). It is not known whether or not it can adapt to anthropogenic habitats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known. If it is dependent on forest, then threats are likely to include forest clearance for plantations (especially oil palm), logging and fires.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into its distribution, abundance, natural history and threats.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Suncus hosei (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T21144A115160553. . Downloaded on 18 July 2018.
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