Crocidura foxi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura foxi Dollman, 1915
Common Name(s):
English Fox's Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-10
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Hutterer, R.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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 African species has been recorded throughout the Sudan savanna zone, from Senegal in the east to southern Sudan. In West Africa, this species is well known from Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and possibly occurs in other countries. Its Nigerian range includes the Jos Plateau which has an average height of 1,280 m and is the only region of Nigeria with a near temperate climate. There is an unpublished record of C. foxi from Chad. This species has not been found in Benin.
Countries occurrence:
Burkina Faso; Chad; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sudan
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is common in some areas but its numbers vary throughout its range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The natural habitat of C. foxi is moist savanna and forest edges. However, this species can tolerate some habitat disturbance and is common in sugarcane plantations and similar modified habitats. At Owerri (Nigeria), they reportedly favor secondary growth and cleared land (Cozens and Marchant 1952, Happold 1987).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole. Some populations might be locally threatened by severe habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It is presumably present within a number of protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Crocidura foxi (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T5629A115078628. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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