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Crocidura obscurior

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Crocidura obscurior
Species Authority: Heim de Balsac, 1958
Common Name(s):
English Obscure White-toothed Shrew, West African Pygmy 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)
Justification:
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.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Crocidura obscurior is a West African species that has been recorded from Liberia, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Sierra Leone. Animals recorded from Nigeria are suspected to be misidentified Crocidura bottegi. It occurs at elevations up to approximately 600 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: This is abundant in some localities, such as in the Taï National Park of Côte d'Ivoire.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found within lowland tropical moist forest and at the forest edge.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole. Some populations are probably threatened by habitat loss or degradation resulting from logging operations or conversion of land to agricultural use.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded from Taï National Park in Côte d'Ivoire. Further studies are needed into the taxonomic status of animals reported from Nigeria.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura obscurior. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.
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