Sylvisorex pluvialis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Sylvisorex pluvialis Hutterer & Schlitter, 1996
Common Name(s):
English Rain Forest Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-22
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Hutterer, R.
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This little known Central African species has only been recorded from two places, the type locality of Ikenge Research Station in Korup National Park, Cameroon (Hutterer and Schlitter 1996), and in Kongana, Central African Republic (Ray and Hutterer 1995). It presumably ranges more widely than is currently known.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Central African Republic
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is known only from a few specimens.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been collected from lowland tropical moist forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known, however, there has been forest loss within Korup National Park, because of an increase in human pressure and poor park management (Innocent and Dieudonne 2012).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from Korup National Park in Cameroon. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Sylvisorex pluvialis (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T45049A115202001. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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