Crocidura flavescens


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Crocidura flavescens
Species Authority: (I. Geoffroy, 1827)
Common Name(s):
English Greater Red Musk Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Baxter, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
2004 Least Concern
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and southern Mozambique. It occurs from sea level to 1,800 m asl and possibly higher.
Lesotho; Mozambique; South Africa; Swaziland
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Population [top]

Population: This species is relatively common in the coastal part of its range. Crocidura flavescens is a synanthropic species which is adapted to living in habitats modified by humans and is commonly found in gardens. It is regularly found in low numbers at elevations of approximately 1,500 m asl.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs mainly in grassland and grassland savanna but it also found in gardens.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in a number of conservation areas. No direct conservation measures are currently needed for this species as a whole.

Citation: Baxter, R. 2008. Crocidura flavescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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