Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura horsfieldii
Species Authority: (Tomes, 1856)
Common Name(s):
English Horsefield's Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: There is a need to examine the taxonomic relationship of the various, seemingly disjunct, populations of this species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Molur, S. & Nameer, P.O.
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 taxonomic status, extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to South Asia, where it has been recorded from Sri Lanka (widely distributed), India (Mysore and Ladakh) and Nepal (Hutterer 2005; Molur et al. 2005). It generally occurs from 100 to 2,500 m asl, although a record from Ladakh is at 4,000 m asl (Molur et al. 2005).
Countries occurrence:
China (Hainan, Yunnan); India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: > 20,000
Lower elevation limit (metres): 100
Upper elevation limit (metres): 4000
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a nocturnal animal that lives in the montane wet zone, lowland wet zone and wet patana grasslands in Sri Lanka, and tropical moist forests in India and Nepal (Molur et al. 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not well known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has not been recorded from any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance and general ecology of this poorly known species.

Citation: Molur, S. & Nameer, P.O. 2008. Crocidura horsfieldii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T41324A10444590. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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