Crocidura elongata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura elongata Miller & Hollister, 1921
Common Name(s):
English Elongated Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: Ruedi and Vogel (1995) described two different karyotypes: 2n = 30, FN = 56 for a male from lowland forest, and 2n = 34, FN = 60 for a smaller female from montane forest. Ruedi (1995) suggested that one of the specimens may represent a cryptic new species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-25
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Lunde, D.P. & Ruedas, L.
This species is listed as Least Concern because of its wide distribution, its abundance and tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining at anything close to the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to northern and central Sulawesi, Indonesia (Hutterer 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):200
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
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Population [top]

Population:This species is common above 1,000 m asl.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in lowland and montane rain forests. It can tolerate a degree of habitat disturbance, and can be found in degraded and secondary forests, and scrubland at lower elevations.
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss from clearing of primary rainforests, quarrying, and conversion to agriculture can threaten local populations of this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is presumably present in several protected areas. Further studies are needed on the distribution, abundance, natural history, threats and conservation needs of this species.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Crocidura elongata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T40630A22294921. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
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