Crocidura baileyi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura baileyi
Species Authority: Osgood, 1936
Common Name(s):
English Bailey's Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Lavrenchenko, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its montane moorland habitat.
2004 Near Threatened
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been recorded from localities in the Ethiopian highlands of the Rift Valley. It has a very fragmented distribution and until recently was only known from three isolated mountain ranges. Recently a new location, Mount Guna, has been recorded. This species has been recorded at elevations from 2,700 m to 3,300 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: This species is not commonly found where sampled.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a montane species which occurs in montane grassland and moorland in the afro-alpine zone. At lower elevations this species is limited by the lack of suitable habitat due to the conversion of natural vegetation to agriculture.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Small-holder farming of crops and livestock is the principal threat to this species. Some habitat destruction has taken place in two of the five known localities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in the Simien National Park, Ethiopia. There is a need to conserve suitable habitat at known localities, and to undertake surveys within the region to locate additional populations of this restricted range species.

Citation: Lavrenchenko, L. 2008. Crocidura baileyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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