Crocidura grayi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura grayi
Species Authority: Dobson, 1890
Common Name(s):
English Luzon Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: The species is in need of taxonomic revision (L. Heaney pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Heaney, L. & Tabaranza, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Stuart, S.N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Philippines, where it is found in the Luzon and Mindoro faunal regions. There are records from Catanduanes, Luzon (Abra, Benguet, Camarines Sur, Kalinga, Laguna, Mountain, and Rizal provinces), and Mindoro (Heaney et al. 1998) at an elevation range from 250-2,400 m (Heaney et al. 1991, 1998, 2004; Rickart et al. 1991).
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Population [top]

Population: This species is locally common (L. Heaney pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is common in primary lowland, montane, and mossy forest (Heaney et al. 1991, 2004; Rickart et al. 1991) and less common in secondary forest. It does not occur outside of forested areas (L. Heaney pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation has affected the species, especially at lower elevations. Forest has been lost for agriculture, timber extraction, and human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in a number of protected areas.

Citation: Heaney, L. & Tabaranza, B. 2008. Crocidura grayi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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