Sylvisorex camerunensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Sylvisorex camerunensis
Species Authority: Heim de Balsac, 1968

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) 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)
Listed as Vulnerable, because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km² and its area of occupancy is less than 2,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is limited to the Cameroon mountains (including the areas of Mount Oku and Lake Manenguba) and to the Gotel Mountains in southeastern Nigeria. It has been recorded at around 2,000 in Cameroon and at 2,300 m asl in Nigeria.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance of this species is not known.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This little-known species is associated with montane tropical moist forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by habitat loss resulting from logging, conversion of land to agricultural use, overgrazing by domestic livestock, and general fragmentation of suitable forest patches.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from the Mount Oku Faunal Reserve. There is an urgent need to conserve remaining areas of suitable montane forest habitat for this species. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Sylvisorex camerunensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T45051A10976510. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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