Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura glassi
Species Authority: Heim de Balsac, 1966
Common Name(s):
English Glass's Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Lavrenchenko, L., Hutterer, R. & Howell, K.
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 20,000 km², all individuals are in five locations, it is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)
1996 Vulnerable (VU)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)
1990 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from east of the Great Rift Valley in the Ethiopian highlands where is occurs in isolated patches. The type locality is the Gara Mulata Mountains. It is found at high altitudes of 2,700 to 4,050 m asl. There are three known main localities.
Countries occurrence:
Number of Locations: 5
Lower elevation limit (metres): 2700
Upper elevation limit (metres): 4050
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Population [top]

Population: This species is common in suitable habitat, and can occur at high densities.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: C. glassi occures in montane grassland, scrub, and afroalpine moorland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this restricted range species is threatened by fires and overgrazing by livestock.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The southern part of its range is part of Bale Mountains National Park. There is a need to effectively conserve remaining areas of suitable habitat for this species.

Citation: Lavrenchenko, L., Hutterer, R. & Howell, K. 2008. Crocidura glassi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5566A11334714. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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