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Crocidura grassei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Crocidura grassei
Species Authority: Brosset, Dubost & Heim de Balsac, 1965
Common Name(s):
English Grasse's Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
History:
2004 Least Concern
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Insufficiently Known (IUCN 1990)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This Central African species has been recorded from the high forest regions in Gabon, Central African Republic, southern Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni) (Heim de Balsac 1968; Lasso et al. 1996; Goodman et al. 2001). It is possibly present in Congo.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population: This localised species occurs at low densities.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in primary lowland tropical moist forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this widespread species as a whole. Some populations are likely to be threatened by localised deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Several of its localities are within protected areas, such as the Parque Nacional de Monte Alen, Equatorial Guinea. There is a need for general research into the distribution, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura grassei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 December 2014.
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