Southeast Asian Shrew (Crocidura fuliginosa)
HB:70-84; T:44-55; HF:11-13; E:9-11;
A grey shrew with a silver gloss. The tail is 60% to 65% of head and body length. C.fuliginosa has grey to blackish fur with a dull silvery gloss; the underparts are lighter. The tail is thin, with a few faint white hairs; the basal portion of the tail is thicker during the breeding season (Blanford 1888)The ears are naked and prominent, they eyes small. The feet are covered with a few short white hairs.
This species is widely distributed in central and southern
China and most of mainland Southeast Asia. The species has been recorded from
India, however, the distribution in this country is unclear (Sanjay Molur pers.
comm.) and it is not mapped here.
Cambodia; China; India; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
There is little information available on the abundance of this
Population Trend: Unknown
Habitat and Ecology:
This species is found in a wide variety of habitats, and has
been recorded from primary and degraded tropical moist forest, open disturbed
areas, and possibly from drier habitats (Francis 2008; Smith and Xie 2008). This
shrew is rather common, found in various habitats from montane to lowland
forests, cultivated areas and even caves. Medway (1969) states that it is easier
to easier to trap in open areas of close ground cover or grass. There does not
seem to be any regular breeding season; the litter size being 1-2 (Medway)
There are no major threats to this species as a whole.
It is presumably present in many protected areas.