Myosorex zinki 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Myosorex zinki Heim de Balsac & Lamotte, 1956
Common Name(s):
English Kilimanjaro Mouse Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-10-12
Assessor(s): Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Hutterer, R. & Howell, K.
Whilst this species is only known from Mount Kilimanjaro and has a small extent of occurrence of approximately 1,206 km², its found across a wide elevational gradient, its range is within a well protected National Park, and there are no known major threats to the species. The species is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Myosorex zinki is endemic to Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (Grimshaw et al. 1997). It is thought to occur at elevations between 2,470-4,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):2470
Upper elevation limit (metres):4000
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This is a locally common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in a number of habitats including forest, heathland, moorland and up to edge of alpine desert. It is a large and distinct species that resembles M. eisentrauti from Bioko (Stanley and Hutterer 2000).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no current major threats to this species, however climate change is a plausible future threat to its montane habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in the well protected Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Kennerley, R. 2016. Myosorex zinki (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T45048A115201876. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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