Crocidura yankariensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura yankariensis
Species Authority: Hutterer & Jenkins, 1980
Common Name(s):
English Yankari 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)
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This African species ranges from Cameroon (R. Hutterer pers. comm.) and Nigeria, to Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Ethiopia; Kenya; Nigeria; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: C. yankariensis is found in the Sudan savanna zone, including dry savanna and arid savanna.
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: There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It is not known if the species is present within any protected areas.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura yankariensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T41367A10454726. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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