Sylvisorex morio 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Sylvisorex morio
Species Authority: (Gray, 1862)
Common Name(s):
English Arrogant Shrew, Mt. Cameroon Forest Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutterer, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Endangered, because its extent of occurrence of less than 500 km² and its area of occupancy is less than 500 km², it is known only from a single location (Mount Cameroon), and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)
1996 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Mount Cameroon in Cameroon. It is found from 1,200 m asl upwards.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Kenya
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1200
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Population [top]

Population: This is a relatively common, but not abundant, species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in montane tropical moist forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has a relatively restricted range. It is threatened by habitat loss, presumably through conversion of land to agricultural use and some logging operations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It is not known if the species is present within any protected areas. There is a need to maintain areas of suitable forest within the range of this species.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Sylvisorex morio. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T21221A9259445. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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