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Crunomys fallax

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Crunomys fallax
Species Authority: Thomas, 1897
Common Name(s):
English Luzon Shrew Mouse, Northern Luzon Shrew-mouse, Northern Luzon Shrew Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Heaney, L. & Balete, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species is known only from one specimen. It is listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements. Surveys are required in lowland areas to determine its distribution. If it is found to be restricted to lowland forest, it is likely to be threatened.
History:
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Luzon island, Philippines. It is known only from the holotype collected in 1895/1896 from the interior side of the northern portion Sierra Madre, Isabela province, at around 300 m (Thomas 1898).
Countries:
Native:
Philippines
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known only from the holotype (Thomas 1898).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat and ecology of this species is unknown. However, it is possibly that it is confined to primary lowland forest (Musser 1982; Thomas 1898).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The lowland forest in the vicinity of the type locality is almost completely deforested.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is an urgent need to conduct surveys in remaining lowland forest blocks to determine the range of the species.

Citation: Heaney, L. & Balete, D. 2008. Crunomys fallax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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