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Crocidura polia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Crocidura polia
Species Authority: Hollister, 1916
Common Name(s):
English Fuscous Shrew, Polia's 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. & Howell, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its status and ecological requirements.
History:
2004 Data Deficient
1996 Critically Endangered
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Insufficiently Known (IUCN 1990)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Crocidura polia has only been recorded from Medje in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 1916, Hollister described a set of six species, one of which was C. polia. Five of these were not found again until surveys by A. Dudu and colleagues, while C. polia has yet to be rediscovered.
Countries:
Native:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known. It is known only from the holotype.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Little is known about the habitat or ecology of this species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It is not known if the species is present within any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology, and threats to this species.

Citation: Hutterer, R. & Howell, K. 2008. Crocidura polia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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