Crocidura zaphiri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura zaphiri Dollman, 1915
Common Name(s):
English Zaphir's Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: Taxonomy uncertain.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-19
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Hutterer, R. & Oguge, N.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This little known species has only been recorded with certainty from Kaffa Province in southern Ethiopia, and Kaimosi in Kisumu District, Kenya. Some records for C. zaphiri, such as those from Gamo Gofo Province in Ethiopia, might be misidentifications of other Crocidura species.
Countries occurrence:
Ethiopia; Kenya
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:In Ethiopia this species is found in Charada Forest. In Kenya, it occurs in Kaimosi which is near Kakamega Forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not well known. The Kakamega Forest and its associated forest areas are under huge pressure because of the rapidly growing population in the area (Lung and Schaab 2006; Müller and Mburu 2009).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It is not known with certainty if the species is present within any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, natural history and threats to this poorly known species.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Crocidura zaphiri (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41368A115182270. . Downloaded on 25 April 2018.
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