Crocidura gmelini


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura gmelini
Species Authority: Pallas, 1811
Taxonomic Notes: Both shantungensis and gmelini were previously considered to be subspecies of C. suaveolens, but Hoffmann (1996) split these two taxa off as a single species under the older name gmelini. This approach was subsequently revised by Jiang and Hoffmann (2001), who recognized both taxa as separate species.

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) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
A widespread species with no known major threats. Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs from Iran through Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and China (NW Xinjiang) to Mongolia. May occur in Israel.
Afghanistan; China; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Kazakhstan; Mongolia; Pakistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
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Population [top]

Population: Population size and trends have not been quantified.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Steppe and semi-desert (Stone 1996). Found in a range of arid habitats, including salt-grass plain with sand dunes; arid tamarisk shrubland, and ecotones between tamarisk and salt-grass; also known from thick riparian vegetation (Smith and Xie in press).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No known major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific measures in place.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura gmelini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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