|Scientific Name:||Crocidura phaeura Osgood, 1936|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
Crocidura phaeura is assessed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is suspected to be less than 5,000 km², all individuals occur in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
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|Range Description:||Crocidura phaeura is endemic to Ethiopia. It is only known from the areas of Nachisar National Park where 13 specimens were collected in the riverine forest bordering the Collufu and Sermale Rivers (Duckworth et al. 1993) and from the type locality, Sidamo, which is located at the base of Mount Guramba. Its elevational range is 1,100-2,400 m asl.|
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|Population:||The abundance and population size of this species are not known.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||C. phaeura is found in montane and riverine forest along the Ethiopian Rift Valley.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Major Threat(s):||This species has a relatively restricted range, and there is believed to be threatened by some habitat loss, presumably through conversion of land to general agricultural use.|
|Conservation Actions:||Crocidura phaeura is present in Nachisar National Park which is relatively well-protected. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.|
|Errata reason:||This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.|
Duckworth, J. W., Harrison, D. L. and Timmins, R. J. 1993. Notes on a collection of small mammals from the Ethiopian Rift Valley. Mammalia 57: 278-282.
Heim de Balsac, H. and Meester, J. 1977. Order Insectivora. In: J. Meester and H.W. Setzer (eds), The Mammals of Africa: An Identification Manual, pp. 1-29. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C., USA.
Hutterer, R. 1981. Zur Systematik und Verbreitung der Soricidae Äthiopiens (Mammalia; Insectivora). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 31: 217-247.
Hutterer, R. 2005. Order Soricomorpha. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 220-311. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 07 December 2016).
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 April 2017).
Yalden, D.W., Largen, M.J. and Kock, D. 1976. Catalogue of the mammals of Ethiopia. 2. Insectivora and Rodentia. Monitore zoologico italiano/Italian Journal of Zoology, N.S. Supplemento 8(1): 1-118.
Yalden, D.W., Largen, M.J., Kock, D. and Hillman, J.C. 1996. Catalogue of the Mammals of Ethiopia and Eritrea. 7. Revised checklist, zoogeography and conservation. Tropical Zoology 9(1): 73-164.
|Citation:||Lavrenchenko, L. 2016. Crocidura phaeura (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T5580A115075271.Downloaded on 26 April 2018.|
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