Sylvisorex granti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Sylvisorex granti Thomas, 1907
Common Name(s):
English Grant's Forest Shrew, Grant's Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: The Albertine Rift and Eastern Arc populations possibly represent similar but distinct species. Further studies are needed to clarify the taxonomic status of populations currently allocated to this species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-21
Assessor(s): Hutterer, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Kerbis Peterhans, J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category. Additional taxonomic studies might reveal this taxon to be comprised of more than one species for which a review of the Red List assessment will be necessary.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is generally distributed in the afromontane regions of Central Africa and East Africa, including the Albertine Rift and the Kenyan and Tanzanian Highlands. It has been recorded from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda (including the Ruwenzori Mountains found in these two countries), Rwanda, Kenya (including Mount Elgon) and Tanzania (including Mount Kilimanjaro). It is found up to 4,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Rwanda; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):4000
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Population [top]

Population:This is a relatively common species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in a variety of montane habitats including tropical moist forest, areas of bamboo, and alpine regions.
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole. It is likely to be locally threatened at lower elevations through ongoing general deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present within several protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the taxonomic status of the various populations.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2016. Sylvisorex granti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41443A22291731. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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