Malayan Pygmy Shrew (Suncus malayanus)
The species is known from three specimens collected in three
widely separate localities in the Peninsular Thailand
Malaysia (Hutterer 2005). It is presumably occurs more widely within its mapped
range (the distribution map is, in any case, highly generalised).
There is almost no information. The species has a very uneven
occurrence through its range.
Population Trend: Unknown
Habitat and Ecology:
It is a lowland forest species. It is not known whether or not
it can adapt to anthropogenic habitats.
The threats to this species are not known. If it is dependent
on forest, then threats are likely to include forest clearance for plantations
(especially oil palm), and logging.
It is not known if this species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into its distribution, abundance, natural history and threats.