Crocidura mutesae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura mutesae
Species Authority: Heller, 1910
Common Name(s):
English Uganda Large-toothed Shrew, Ugandan Musk Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomy of this species is uncertain and it might be a synonym of Crocidura olivieri (Hutterer 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats, conservation status and taxonomic status.
2004 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Crocidura mutesae has a seemingly disjuct distribution in Central Africa and East Africa. It is known from the type locality of Kampala in Uganda, and then from Central African records from Dzangha-Sanga and Batouri in the Central African Republic, and from Tandala in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (R. Hutterer pers. comm.).
Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Uganda
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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: Little is known about the habitat or ecology of this species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It is not known if the species is present within any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, threats, and general ecology of this species.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura mutesae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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