Crocidura macmillani 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura macmillani Dollman, 1915
Common Name(s):
English Macmillan's Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-04-06
Assessor(s): Kennerley, R. & Lavrenchenko, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Near Threatened because its extent of occurrence is approximately 25,696 km², which is not far above the 20,000 km² threshold for VU B1, and it is known from only three locations. The species could rapidly qualify for a threatened category under criterion B1 if the plausible threat from fires and deforestation results in extensive habitat loss in the future.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Crocidura macmilliani is found in the Western Plateau of Ethiopia. Until recently it was known only from the holotype (collected at 'Kotelee, Walamo'), but it was rediscovered in 2002 in the Middle Godjeb Valley, Western Plateau (Bannikov et al. 2001). Currently it is known from three localities including, Koteke, the Middle Godjeb Valley, and Sheko Forest. It is unlikely that C. macmilliani occurs further north than these localities due to the lack of suitable habitat. Its elevational range is from 1,220-1,930 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1220
Upper elevation limit (metres):1930
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in Ethiopian montane tropical forest, and humid woodland Terminalia-Combretum savannah with high grasses.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The destruction of montane forests may become a serious threat to this species in the future by considerably reducing its geographic range and population numbers. The main threats to these forests in this region are fires and deforestation by humans.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not present in any protected areas. There is a need to conserve suitable areas of montane habitat within the known range of this species. More research into population levels and habitat requirements is required to determine potential conservation actions.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Kennerley, R. & Lavrenchenko, L. 2016. Crocidura macmillani (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T5634A115078974. . Downloaded on 20 April 2018.
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