Crocidura lanosa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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.
2004 Vulnerable

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.
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Rwanda
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population available for this species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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