Crocidura eisentrauti 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura eisentrauti
Species Authority: Heim de Balsac, 1957
Common Name(s):
English Eisentraut's Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutterer, R. & Howell, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location, its area of occupancy is approximately 10 km², and it is plausibly threatened by stochastic events.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)
1996 Critically Endangered (CR)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)
1990 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Crocidura eisentrauti is endemic to the top of Mount Cameroon, Cameroon, where it is limited to an area of approximately 10 km², between 2,000 and 3,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Number of Locations: 1
Lower elevation limit (metres): 2000
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3000
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Population [top]

Population: This is a little known species. The last specimens of C. eisentrauti were collected in the 1950s. The current population size is not known.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: C. eisentrauti inhabits the strip of grassland that occurs above forest line, up to the bare lava on top of the volcano.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): While there are currently no major threats to this species, it is potentially threatened by stochastic events such as volcanic eruptions; the last eruption of Mount Cameroon was in the 1950s.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Mount Cameroon is not officially a national park, but it is generally protected due to limited, controlled access: visitors must pay a fee in order to go up to the summit.

Citation: Hutterer, R. & Howell, K. 2008. Crocidura eisentrauti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5565A11348078. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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