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Crunomys celebensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Crunomys celebensis
Species Authority: Musser, 1982
Common Name(s):
English Sulawesi Shrew Mouse, Celebes Shrew Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Musser, G. & Ruedas, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient as the species is known from only three specimens in very specific habitat type surrounding Danau Lindu.
History:
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two localities: the mountain valley of Danau Lindu at 1,067 m, and upper drainage of Sungai Miu in the Kulawi region at 823 m, Central Sulawesi (Musser and Carleton 2005). This species is likely to be more widespread, but is almost certainly endemic to central Sulawesi.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Sulawesi)
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population status, and it is known only from three specimens collected in the mid 1970s. These specimens were all incidentally captured, and there has been limited survey work involving appropriate survey techniques.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a terrestrial insectivore that inhabits tropical lowland evergreen rainforest. It is unclear whether it is able to survive in degraded habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is likely to be habitat loss and forest clearance due to expanding agriculture (especially rice and corn) and logging, particularly at lower elevations. Recent surveys (L. Ruedas pers. comm.) found much of the former rainforest habitat at the type locality had been converted to rice agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although technically found within Lore Lindu National Park, this protected area has not been well managed for biodiversity conservation. The type locality, Dana Lindu, is now in an area heavily used by humans. Although Lore Lindu is clearly in need of more effective management, there is also a need for further survey work using more appropriate survey techniques (specifically pit-fall traps) to determine the range and population status of this species.

Citation: Musser, G. & Ruedas, L. 2008. Crunomys celebensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.
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