Crocidura flavescens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura flavescens (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: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-28
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Baxter, R.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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.
Countries occurrence:
Lesotho; Mozambique; South Africa; Swaziland
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1800
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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.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs mainly in grassland and grassland savanna but it is also found in gardens.
Generation Length (years):1

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: Cassola, F. 2016. Crocidura flavescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T5628A22300161. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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