|Scientific Name:||Crocidura douceti Heim de Balsac, 1957|
|Taxonomic Notes:||The status of this species needs confirmation; there is uncertainty around its taxonomic limits. More taxonomic work is required for the species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.|
This species is assessed as Least Concern because it has a fairly large extent of occurrence (EOO of approximately 105,952 km²), which might be even greater if records in Nigeria and Ghana are confirmed, and is known to exist in both forest and degraded areas.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
This species is found in the forest-savanna border of Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, and possibly Nigeria. The Nigerian records, which are based on specimens recovered from owl pellets, might be mis-identifications (R. Hutterer pers. comm). There is a possible record of the species in the Mamang River Forest Reserve in Ghana (Barrière et al. 2009).
Native:Côte d'Ivoire; Guinea
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|Population:||This species occurs at very low densities, with abundances similar across plots of primary, degraded and restored forest (Nicolas et al. 2009).|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Crocidura douceti is a semi-arboreal species. It has been found in primary forest, secondary forest, and in fields and fallow areas (Nicolas et al. 2009).|
|Major Threat(s):||The current threats to this species are not well known. It has been found in both forested and degraded areas.|
|Conservation Actions:||It has been recorded from Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little known species.|
|Citation:||Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Crocidura douceti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40629A22295053.Downloaded on 11 December 2017.|
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