Myosorex eisentrauti Heim de Balsac, 1968:20

Eisentraut's mouse shrew



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Myosorex eisentrauti eisentrauti (Heim de Balsac, 1968:20)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1968 (Fisher & Blomberg, 2012; Lee et al., 2017)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:
Heim de Balsac, H. (1968). Contribution a l'Etude des Soricidae de Fernando Po et du Cameroun. Bonner Zoologische Beitrage 19: 15-42.

Other references:

Fisher, Diana O. and Blomberg, Simon P. (2012). Inferring Extinction of Mammals from Sighting Records, Threats, and Biological Traits. Conservation Biology 26(1): 57-67.

Heim de Balsac, H. and Meester, J. (1977). Order Insectivora. Part 1. Pp. 1-29, in The mammals of Africa: An identification manual (J. Meester and H. W. Setzer, eds.). [issued 22 Aug 1977]. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., not continuously paginated.

Hutterer, R. (1993). Order Insectivora. Pp. 69-130, in Mammal species of the world, a taxonomic and geographic reference, Second ed. (D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder, eds.). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1206 pp.

Hutterer, R. (2008). Myosorex eisentrauti. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 09 September 2012.

Lee, T. E., Fisher, D. O., Blomberg, S. P. and Wintle, B. A. (2017). Extinct or still out there? Disentangling influences on extinction and rediscovery helps to clarify the fate of species on the edge. Global Change Biology 23(2): 621-634.


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