Congosorex polli 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Congosorex polli
Species Authority: (Heim de Balsac & Lamotte, 1956)
Common Name(s):
English Greater Congo Shrew, Poll's 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)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Critically Endangered (CR)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from a single specimen collected at Lubondai, Kasai Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Although the species has not recently been collected, no directed searches have been undertaken near to its type locality (R. Hutterer pers. comm.). This species is probably to be restricted to southern forest belt of the Congo, although more research is needed to confirm this (R. Hutterer pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known only from the holotype.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The type collection took place within tropical moist gallery forest. There is little further information available on the natural history of this poorly known species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats are not known, but it seems plausible that habitat loss (resulting from logging operations) could be a threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if thes species is present in any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Congosorex polli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5221A11119201. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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