Crocidura gracilipes 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura gracilipes
Species Authority: Peters, 1870
Common Name(s):
English Peters' Musk Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutterer, R. & Jenkins, P.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Critically Endangered (CR)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Corcidura gracilipes is known only from the holotype, collected at the indistinct type locality of "Auf der Reise nach dem Kilimandscharo" which is usually taken as "Kilimanjaro, Tanzania" (Hutterer 2005). It has not currently been recorded from Mount Kilimanjaro; it may have been collected from the Tanzanian coastal area.
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known. It is currently known only from the holotype.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no definite information available on the habitat and ecology of C. gracilipes. It may be a coastal forest species.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has not been recorded from any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Hutterer, R. & Jenkins, P. 2008. Crocidura gracilipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5631A11455479. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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