Banka shrew

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

The Banka shrew (Crocidura vosmaeri) is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family. 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]


  1. ^ a b Lunde, D. & Ruedas, L. (2008). Crocidura vosmaeri. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2012-03-08.