Crocidura douceti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura douceti Heim de Balsac, 1957
Common Name(s):
English Doucet's Musk Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: The status of this species needs confirmation; there is uncertainty around its taxonomic limits. More taxonomic work is required for the species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-19
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Hutterer, 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:

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 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).

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

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
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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).

Threats [top]

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 [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: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Crocidura douceti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40629A22295053. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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