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Crocidura theresae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Crocidura theresae
Species Authority: Heim de Balsac, 1968
Common Name/s:
English Therese's 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: This West African species is distributed in the Guinea savanna habitat of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. It is possibly present in Liberia, however, this needs confirmation.
Countries:
Native:
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: C. theresae has been recorded from the moist Guinea savanna, and mixed forest and savanna areas.
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 may be present in some protected areas. Further studies are needed into the natural history of this species.
Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura theresae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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