Scutisorex somereni 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Scutisorex somereni
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1910)
Common Name(s):
English Armored Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Kerbis Peterhans, J.
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, it occurs 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Central African species is found within the Congo Basin and adjacent mountain ranges. It does not occur to the west of the Oubangi River. There are records from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. It ranges between 700 and 2,230 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Rwanda; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: It does not appear to be a particularly rare species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been recorded from both lowland and montane tropical moist forest. In montane areas, the species is often associated with stream edges. It appears to be a forest obligate species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In view of its wide range, there appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole. It is presumably locally threatened in parts of its range by deforestation resulting from logging and mining operations, and the conversion of land to agricultural use.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from several protected areas. No direct conservation measures are currently needed for this species as a whole.

Citation: Kerbis Peterhans, J. 2008. Scutisorex somereni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T41449A10475016. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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