Crocidura lanosa 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura lanosa
Species Authority: Heim de Balsac, 1968
Common Name(s):
English Kivu Long-haired Shrew, Lemara Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutterer, R. & Dieterlen, F.
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, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)
1990 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to the montane region of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo it has been recorded from Kivu, Lemera, Irangi, Kahuzi-Biéga National Park and around Tshibati (R. Hutterer pers. comm.). In Rwanda, it has been recorded from Uinka. The elevational range of this species is 1,850 m to 2,450 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Rwanda
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1850
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2450
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population available for this species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits primary montane forest, Cyperus swamps, and bamboo forests near Lake Kivu. It occurs in distinct localities at small, isolated mountain swamps.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species may be threatened by habitat loss at Tshibati and Lemara due to the development of tea plantations. There is no known habitat loss in Kahuzi-Biéga National Park.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is well protected in Kahuzi-Biéga National Park. Additional studies are needed to clarify the distribution of this species.

Citation: Hutterer, R. & Dieterlen, F. 2008. Crocidura lanosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5569A11341703. . Downloaded on 31 May 2016.
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