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Crocidura batesi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Crocidura batesi
Species Authority: Dollman, 1915
Common Name/s:
English Bate's Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: This is a taxonomically dubious species that is part of the obscure and unresolved Crocidura poensis complex.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution with no known major threats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It has been recorded from southern Cameroon to northern and central Gabon. Although it has additionally been reported from southeastern Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), and adjacent parts of Congo. However, it is difficult to define a distribution because of the taxonomic uncertainty surrounding this taxon.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population: This species is relatively common.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is associated with primary lowland forest, and is not considered to be present in degraded areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole. It might be locally threatened by deforestation

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Has been reported from several protected sites in Gabon (including the newly established Minkebe Forest) and the Central African Republic. Additional taxonomic studies are needed to better understand the validity of this species.
Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura batesi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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