Crocidura lusitania


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura lusitania
Species Authority: Dollman, 1915
Common Name(s):
English Mauritanian 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.
2004 Least Concern

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.
Eritrea; Ethiopia; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Western Sahara
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Population [top]

Population: This species is considered to be uncommon.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: C. lusitania occurs in Sahelian savanna, steppe, and semi-desert.
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 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: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura lusitania. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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