Crocidura lucina 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura lucina
Species Authority: Dippenaar, 1980
Common Name(s):
English Lucina's Shrew, Moorland Shrew, Morrland Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Lavrenchenko, L. & Hutterer, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known only from highland localities where habitat loss resulting from climate change represents a plausible future threat.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)
1996 Vulnerable (VU)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)
1990 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Crocidura lucina has only been recorded from the Ethiopian highlands at 3,000 m asl, east of the Rift Valley around Dinshu and Mount Albasso. The species has a restricted area of occupancy, and appears to be highly restricted to three highland locations. It has been recorded at elevations of 3,000-4,050 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 3000
Upper elevation limit (metres): 4050
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Population [top]

Population: This species is thought to be relatively rare. However, surveys have been infrequent and future research would enable more accurate estimates of population size.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: C. lucina principally inhabits afroalpine moorland, being found in grassland at lower elevations.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is thought to be relatively safe from habitat destruction as it occurs at high altitudes to cold for human activity. However, this species has an extremely limited range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: At least two of the three localities where C.lucina occurs are protected by Bale Mountains National Park. Further general surveys of this species are needed.

Citation: Lavrenchenko, L. & Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura lucina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5572A11356146. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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