Crocidura orientalis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura orientalis
Species Authority: Jentink in Weber, 1890
Common Name(s):
English Oriental Shrew
Crocidura lawuana Sody, 1936
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon is sometimes included in C. fuliginosa (Heaney et al. 1987; Jenkins 1982), but represents a distinct species (Corbet and Hill 1992, Ruedi 1995). In Java C. orientalis is confined to the mountains and replaced by C. brunnea in the lowlands (Hutterer 2005). Ruedi (1995) distinguished lawuana as a subspecies.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Chiozza, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Stuart, S.N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known for certain only from the vicinity of the type locality at Cibodas, western Java (Indonesia), including Mount Pangrango and Mount Gede at altitudes of 1,800-2,700 m (Corbet and Hill 1992).
Indonesia (Jawa)
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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: This species inhabits mountain forests of Java. It is not known whether or not it can adapt to anthropogenic habitats outside forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Most of its range is in a protected area, and it is unlikely to be facing any immediate threats, other than those inherent to a species with a small range at high elevations (such as climate change).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is known from Gunung Gede-Pangrango National Park. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history and potential threats to this species.

Citation: Chiozza, F. 2008. Crocidura orientalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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