Crocidura muricauda 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura muricauda (Miller, 1900)
Common Name(s):
English Mouse-tailed Shrew, West African Long-tailed 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. & Howell, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
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. It is probable that some populations of this species may be threatened locally even if the species as a whole is not threatened.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This West African species ranges from Guinea and Sierra Leone, through Liberia (including the type locality of Mount Coffee) and Côte d'Ivoire to Ghana.
Countries occurrence:
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Sierra Leone
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:C. muricauda is not common and is thought to have a small population size.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a climbing shrew restricted to West African lowland primary forest.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by habitat degradation throughout its range, generally through logging and conversion of land to agricultural use.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: C. muricauda has been recorded in Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire. There is a need to maintain suitable areas of lowland forest for this species. Additional studies are needed into the distribution and natrual history of this species.

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. & Howell, K. 2016. Crocidura muricauda (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41339A115179514. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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