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Crocidura phaeura

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Crocidura phaeura
Species Authority: Osgood, 1936
Common Name(s):
English Guramba Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
History:
2004 Vulnerable
1996 Critically Endangered (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Critically Endangered
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Insufficiently Known (IUCN 1990)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Crocidura phaeura is endemic to Ethiopia. It is only known from the areas of Nachisar National Park where 13 specimens were collected in the riverine forest bordering the Collufu and Sermale Rivers (Duckworth et al. 1993) and from the type locality, Sidamo, which is located at the base of Mount Guramba. Its elevational range is 1,100 m-2,400 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Ethiopia
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: C. phaeura is found in montane and riverine forest along the Ethiopian Rift Valley.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has a relatively restricted range, and there is believed to be threatened by some habitat loss, presumably through conversion of land to general agricultural use.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: C. phaeura is present in Nachisar National Park which is relatively well-protected. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Lavrenchenko, L. & Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura phaeura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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