Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura lamottei
Species Authority: Heim de Balsac, 1968
Common Name(s):
English Lamotte's Shrew

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) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
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:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges through West Africa to western Central Africa. It occurs in Sudan and Guinea savanna from Senegal in the west, through much of West Africa, to western Cameroon in the east.
Countries occurrence:
Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
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Population [top]

Population: This species is not common but has a fairly widespread distribution.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in Sudan and Guinea savanna. There is some evidence that it also inhabits forest-savanna mosaic habitats. Forest is not present over most of the species range.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been found in forest in Korup National Park, Cameroon. Additional studies are needed into the distribution and natural history of this species.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura lamottei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T41326A10445287. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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