Desperate shrew

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Desperate shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
Species: C. desperata
Binomial name
Crocidura desperata
Hutterer, Jenkins & Verheyen, 1991
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Desperate shrew range

The desperate shrew (Crocidura desperata) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to Tanzania. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Hutterer, R.; Howell, K. & Jenkins, P. (2008). "Crocidura desperata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 October 2009.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of endangered.