The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Paracrocidura graueri Hutterer, 1986:81

Grauer's large-headed shrew, Grauer's shrew



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1908

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

Grauer's large-headed shrew is only known from the holotype, collected in 1908. However, apparently no thorough surveys have been carried out in this area since (Hutterer, 2008), so the species probably still survives.



Itombwe Mountains, Democratic Republic of Congo












Original scientific description:
Hutterer, Rainer. (1986). Synopsis der Gattung Paracrocidura (Mammalia: Soricidae), mit Beschreibung einer neuen Art. Bonner Zoologische Beitrage 37: 73-90.
Other references:
Hutterer, Rainer. (2008). Paracrocidura graueri. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 28 June 2011.


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