Crunomys suncoides 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Crunomys suncoides Rickart, Heaney, Tabaranza Jr. & Balete, 1998
Common Name(s):
English Katanglad Shrew Mouse, Kitanglad Shrew-mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-15
Assessor(s): Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Heaney, L., Tabaranza, B., Balete, D.S. & Duya, A.
Listed as Data Deficient as it is known only from the type specimen. In the absence of species specific surveys, it is impossible to determine if the species is more widespread throughout central Mindanao. It is likely to be a high elevation species with few or no threats so it is unlikely that it to be threatened.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is known only from a single specimen captured in April 1993 taken at 2,500 m on Mt. Kitanglad, Mindanao (Bukidnon province) (Musser and Carleton 2005). This species is currently known only from the Kitanglad Range (Rickart et al. 1998), though we suspect that it is more widespread in mossy forest on Mindanao.
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Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:The population status of the species is unknown. Surveys using pitfall traps in the region of the type locality are required (L. Heaney pers. comm).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The individual was found in a primary mossy forest with little disturbance (L. Heaney pers. comm). Rickart et al. (1998) hypothesized that it is similar to Archboldomys luzonensis, which is diurnal and feeds on soft-bodied invertebrates. A semi-fossorial habit is inferred from a combination of external characters, including strong front feet with large claws, narrow head, tiny eyes, and dense, soft pelage (Rickart et al. 1998).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known. The mossy forest on Mt. Kitanglad not under any threat (L Heaney pers. comm).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is need for specific surveys in the region of the type locality.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Kennerley, R. 2016. Crunomys suncoides. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T29458A115168894. . Downloaded on 23 October 2017.
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