Crocidura longipes


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura longipes
Species Authority: Hutterer & Happold, 1983
Common Name(s):
English Savanna Swamp Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status, taxonomy and ecological requirements. Currently only two localities are known.
2004 Data Deficient
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: There is very little information available on the distribution of Crocidura longipes . It is known from two swamp areas in western Nigeria, near Kainji Lake National Park, east of Bahindi. This species is probably not widely distributed.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no up to date information available on the population size of C. longiceps as there have been no surveys in the species range since 1967.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits isolated swamps near Kainji Lake. It may also occur in dry Guinea savanna.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species may be threatened by its restricted range and be affected by habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for C. longipies. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, reproduction and ecology of this species. Research priorities include, undertaking surveys of its swamp habitats and genetic studies comparing this species with Crocidura foxi and Crocidura theresae in West Africa.

Citation: Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura longipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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