Paracrocidura graueri Hutterer, 1986:81

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



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last (and only) record: 1908 (Martin et al., 2023)

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


Biology & Ecology










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.

Martin, Thomas E., Bennett, Gareth C., Fairbairn, Andrew J. and Mooers, A. Ø. (2023). ‘Lost’ taxa and their conservation implications. Animal Conservation 26(1): 14-24. [Appendix S2 (1617 taxa not seen >10 years); Appendix S3 (562 taxa not seen >50 years)]


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