|Scientific Name:||Myosorex zinki|
|Species Authority:||Heim de Balsac & Lamotte, 1956|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Hutterer, R. & Howell, K.|
|Reviewer(s):||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location (Mount Kilimanjaro), and habitat loss resulting from climate change represents a plausible future threat.
|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.|
Native:Tanzania, United Republic of
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|Population:||This is a locally common species.|
|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).
|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:||This species is present in the well protected Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.|
|Citation:||Hutterer, R. & Howell, K. 2008. Myosorex zinki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.|
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