Crocidura jacksoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura jacksoni Thomas, 1904
Common Name(s):
English Jackson's Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: This species was previously included within Crocidura denti. All records east of Rift Valley are allocated to C. denti.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-10
Assessor(s): Oguge, N., Hutterer, R. & Howell, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, and northern Tanzania. A single record from Ethiopia, near Lake Tana, is probably a misidentified Crocidura denti and is not included here. In East Africa, inhabits moist forests in highland regions from 1,400 m. In the eastern Rift Valley of Kenya, has been captured in cultivated areas (C. O. Odhiambo & N. O. Oguge, unpubl.) at elevations of over 1,800 m (Oguge 2013).
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):600
Upper elevation limit (metres):2200
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is reasonably common and relatively widespread. It is the second most common species in some parts of its range (N. Oguge pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:C. jacksoni is found in subtropical and tropical lowland and montane forests and also occurs in areas of mixed forest-savanna. It appears to be relatively tolerant of disturbance; it has been recorded at foot of the Usambara mountains (Tanzania) in relatively disturbed habitat.
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: C. jacksoni is present in several forest reserves in Kenya, and has been recorded from forest reserves in the Usambara mountains of Tanzania.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Oguge, N., Hutterer, R. & Howell, K. 2016. Crocidura jacksoni (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41325A115178261. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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