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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
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)
Justification:
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.
History:
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.
Countries:
Native:
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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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