Crocidura lusitania 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura lusitania
Species Authority: Dollman, 1915
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Mauritanian Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-09
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Hutterer, R.
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:Crocidura lusitania is found throughout the Sahelian zone of Africa, including Senegal, Mauritania, Mali (including a single record from the Sahara), Nigeria, Niger, Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is also present in southern Morocco and northern Western Sahara.
Countries occurrence:
Eritrea; Ethiopia; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Western Sahara
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Population [top]

Population:This species is considered to be uncommon.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:C. lusitania occurs in Sahelian savanna, steppe, and semi-desert.
Generation Length (years):1-2

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 recorded from Awash National Park in Ethiopia (Demeter 1982; Yalden et al. 1996), and is presumably present in additional protected areas over its wide range.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Crocidura lusitania. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41332A22306053. . Downloaded on 29 March 2017.
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