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Crocidura monticola

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Crocidura monticola
Species Authority: Peters, 1870
Common Name(s):
English Sunda Shrew
Synonym(s):
Crocidura bartelsii Jentink, 1910
Crocidura minuta Otten, 1917
Crocidura neglecta Jentink, 1888
Taxonomic Notes: Ruedi (1995) included also C. maxi as a synonym of this species, but Kitchener et al. (1994) recognized maxi and monticola as separate species. C. minuta was listed as a species in Hutterer (1993), but it is most probably a synonym of monticola (Jenkins 1982, Ruedi 1995).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Chiozza, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Stuart, S.N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known for certain from Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. It has been recorded from Java, Sumatra, Borneo (Brunei, Kalimantan, Sabah and Sarawak) Records from Peninsular Malaysia require confirmation (Hutterer 1993, 2005). Likewise, records from the following islands also require confirmation: Ambon; Sumbawa, Lombok, Sumba, Flores, Komodo, Obi and Timor, but all of these need confirmation (Jenkins 1982). It has been recorded from sea-level up to 2,000 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species can be found in primary lowland and montane forests. There is no information on whether or not it can adapt to anthropogenic habitats outside forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is probably threatened, at least locally, by habitat loss, and human induced habitat degradation. In particular there is a rapid expansion of plantations, including oil palm, taking place within its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Given its relatively wide range, this species is likely to be present in a number of protected areas. Populations of this species should be monitored to record changes in abundance and distribution, especially focusing on whether or not the speciesw can survive in anthropogenic ha bitats, such as oil palm plantations. Further studies are needed on the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Chiozza, F. 2008. Crocidura monticola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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