Crocidura macarthuri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura macarthuri St. Leger, 1934
Common Name(s):
English Macarthur's Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-09
Assessor(s): Hutterer, R. & Oguge, N.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more. However, it appears to have a small population size and the localities where it occurs are fairly scattered.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Crocidura macarthuri occurs in the savanna of Kenya and Somalia. The species has recently been recorded from the Nguruman area of Kenya. This species occurs at an elevation of approximately 800 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Kenya; Somalia
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is very uncommon.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:C. macarthuri has been recorded from dry acacia savanna habitats.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened in parts of its range by habitat loss, generally resulting from increased irrigation for agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in Meru National Park in Kenya were it is well protected. Further studies into the distribution, natural history and threats to this species are needed.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Hutterer, R. & Oguge, N. 2016. Crocidura macarthuri (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41333A115178955. . Downloaded on 28 May 2018.
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