Crocidura maquassiensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura maquassiensis Roberts, 1946
Common Name(s):
English Makwassie Musk Shrew, Maquassie Musk Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-07
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Baxter, R.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Crocidura maquassiensis is found in South Africa (Transvaal, Northwest Province, Kwa-Zulu Natal), Zimbabwe (including Nyamaziwa Falls and Matopo Hills) and Swaziland.
Countries occurrence:
South Africa; Swaziland; Zimbabwe
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is relatively rare and seldom caught in traps during sampling. C. maquassiensis is a small shrew that is not easily trapped.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:C. maquassiensis is found in rocky, mountain habitats. It may tolerate a wider range of habitats and individuals have been collected in Kwa-Zulu Natal from a garden, and in mixed bracken and grassland alongside a river at 1,500 m asl (Taylor 1998). A single specimen has been collected from coastal forest.
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Drakensberg in South Africa, a protected wilderness area, and presumably is present in additional protected areas within its southern African range. Further studies are needed into the distribution and general ecology of this species.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Crocidura maquassiensis (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T5576A115075148. . Downloaded on 21 April 2018.
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