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Sylvisorex konganensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Sylvisorex konganensis
Species Authority: Ray & Hutterer, 1996
Common Name(s):
English Kongana Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 Data Deficient since it has only relatively recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
History:
2004 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This little known species has been recorded from the Central African Republic and Congo (Hutterer 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Central African Republic; Congo
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Population [top]

Population: It is a localised species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Little is known about the natural history of this species, however, it appears to be limited to patches of mixed and unlogged lowland tropical moist forest (Ray and Hutterer 1996).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It has been recorded from the Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve in southwestern Central African Republic (Ray and Hutterer 1996). Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

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