Crocidura picea Sanderson, 1940

Cameroonian shrew, Pitch shrew



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1940

Rediscovered: 1999

IUCN RedList status: Endangered





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Sanderson, I.T. 1940. The mammals of the North Cameroons Forest Area being the results of the Percy Sladen Expedition to the Mamfe Division of the British Cameroons. Transnatinoal Zoological Society of London 24: 623-725.


Other references:

Heim de Balsac, H. and Hutterer, R. 1982. Les Soricidae (Mammifères Insectivores) des îles du Golfe de Guinée: Faits nouveaux et problèmes biogeographiques. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 33: 133-150.

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.

Hutterer, R. & Howell, K. (2008). Crocidura picea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5636A11452934. Downloaded on 15 February 2017.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Schlitter, D.A., Hutterer, R., Maddalena, T. and Robbins, L.W. 1999. New karyotypes of shrews (Mammalia: Soricidae) from Cameroon and Somalia. Annals of Carnegie Museum 68: 1-13.


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