Crocidura viaria 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura viaria (I. Geoffroy, 1834)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Savanna Path Shrew
Crocidura bolivari Morales Agacino, 1934

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-08
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Hutterer, R.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Crocidura viaria ranges from Morocco (Vogel et al. 2000), Western Sahara and Mauritania in the north of its range, through northern West Africa and northern Central Africa, to southern Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania (in the Udzungwa Mountains) in the east. Has been included in faunal inventories for Zanzibar, but this requires confirmation.
Countries occurrence:
Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Côte d'Ivoire; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Western Sahara
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This can be a very common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has a broad savanna distribution and occurs in all Sudan savanna and in Sahelien savanna. It appears able to tolerates disturbance, but is more common in more natural savanna. In Kenya it has been found in the Shimba Hills in a disturbed forest mosaic habitat.
Generation Length (years):1-2

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 is present in a number of protected areas. Further surveys are needed to confirm the species presence in Tanzania.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Crocidura viaria (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41364A115181785. . Downloaded on 26 April 2018.
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