Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Insectivora > Family: Soricidae > Genus: Crocidura > Species: Crocidura leucodon

Bi-coloured white-toothed shrew - Crocidura leucodon (Hermann, 1780)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 2591


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Soricidae)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Akursnjáldra Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bi-coloured white-toothed shrew English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bielozúbka bielobruchá Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Cârticioara Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Crocidura ventre bianco Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Crocidure leucode French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dvispalvis baltadantis kirstukas Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Dvobojna rovka Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Fältnäbbmus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Feldspëtzmaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Feldspitzmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hundegjati barkebardhe Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kenttäpäästäinen Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Markspidsmus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Markspissmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mezei cickány Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Musaraña bicolor Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Poljska rovka Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Põllukarilik Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tarla sivriburunu Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Veldspitsmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Sorex leucodon Hermann, 1780
Sorex albipes Kerr, 1792
Leucodon microrus Fatio, 1869
Crocidura leucodus Schulze, 1897
Crocidura leucodon caspica Lydekker, 1908
Crocidura caneae Miller, 1909

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
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External data

No external data sets available for this species
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