Crocidura douceti 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura douceti
Species Authority: Heim de Balsac, 1957
Common Name(s):
English Doucet's Musk Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status. Records from Nigeria are questionable (R. Hutterer pers. comm.); if this species is restricted to Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea, it might qualify for a threat category because of ongoing habitat loss.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

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 misidentifications (R. Hutterer pers. comm.). It has been recorded from Adiopodoume (type locality) and the Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire, and from Sérédou in upper Guinea.

Countries occurrence:
Côte d'Ivoire; Guinea
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Population [top]

Population: This species occurs at very low densities.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: C. douceti is a semi-arboreal species that inhabits the inner parts of primary forests. Little additional information is available on the natural history of this species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The current threats to this species are not well known, but presumably include general deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

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: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura douceti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T40629A10344239. . Downloaded on 29 May 2016.
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