The Banka shrew (Crocidura vosmaeri) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is only known from the Bangka Island in Indonesia and possibly Sumatra. It lives in primary and secondary lowland forest and it is not clear if can adapt to human settlements such as plantations. It is threatened by forest loss for logging, expanding plantations such as palm oil and mining.[1]

Banka shrew
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
Species:
C. vosmaeri
Binomial name
Crocidura vosmaeri
Jentink, 1888

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lunde, D. & Ruedas, L. (2008). "Crocidura vosmaeri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2012-03-08.