Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura zarudnyi
Species Authority: Ognev, 1928
Common Name(s):
English Zarudny's Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Molur, S.
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:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is distributed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and southeastern Iran, ranging from 500 to 3,000 m asl (Habibi 2003; Molur et al. 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Afghanistan; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Pakistan
Lower elevation limit (metres): 500
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3000
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Population [top]

Population: There appears to be no information available on the population abundance of this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a nocturnal and solitary species that lives in semi-desert to hot desert environments. It generally inhabits mountains and steppes (Habibi 2003; Molur et al. 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are presumably no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been reported from Hingol National Park and Ziaret Juniper Forest Wildlife Sanctuary in Baluchistan, Pakistan (Roberts 1997). General field surveys, and research into the natural history ofthis species is needed (Molur et al. 2005).

Citation: Molur, S. 2008. Crocidura zarudnyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T41369A10455084. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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