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Crocidura hispida

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Crocidura hispida
Species Authority: Thomas, 1913
Common Name(s):
English Andaman Spiny Shrew, Andaman Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Molur, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location (northern Middle Andaman Island), and habitat loss resulting from tsunami or storm events represents a plausible future threat.
History:
2000 Endangered
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to and known only from the holotype on Middle Andaman Island (Andaman Islands, India) (Molur et al. 2005). Recent surveys by Chakraborty et al. (2004) did not yield any specimens of this species.
Countries:
Native:
India (Andaman Is., Nicobar Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: Population status is unknown (Molur et al. 2005).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is a nocturnal animal, that lives in the leaf litter of tropical evergreen forests of northern Middle Andaman Island (Molur et al. 2005).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No current major threats known, but the habitat of this species might have been damaged by the December 2004 tsunami event.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Thorough surveys, and studies on taxonomy, distribution, population, habitat, ecology and threats are recommended for this species (Molur et al. 2005). There is a need to maintain areas of suitable forest habitat for this species.

Citation: Molur, S. 2008. Crocidura hispida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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