Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Insectivora > Family: Soricidae > Genus: Crocidura > Species: Crocidura russula > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Crocidura russula russula (Hermann, 1780) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Crocidura russula ibicensis Vericad & Balcells, 1965 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Crocidura russula ichnusae Festa, 1912 Fauna Europaea (2005)

Greater white-toothed shrew - Crocidura russula (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
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 2592


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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 (Crocidura russula cypria; Crocidura cypria))

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bielozúbka dlhochvostá Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Crocidura rossiccia Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Crocidure musette French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ev sivriburunu Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Greater white-toothed shrew English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hausspëtzmaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hausspitzmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Házi cickány Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hišna rovka Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Huisspitsmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Husnäbbmus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Husspidsmus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Husspissmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Isokotipäästäinen Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kodukarilik Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Musaraña gris Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Musaranho-de-dentes-brancos Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Paprastatis baltadantis kirstukas Lithuanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vrtna rovka Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Sorex russulus Hermann, 1780
Sorex constrictor Hermann, 1780
Sorex unicolor Kerr, 1792
Sorex musaraneus Cuvier, 1798
Sorex araneus candidus Bechstein, 1801
Sorex leucurus Shaw, 1800
Sorex araneus cinereus Bechstein, 1801
Sorex fimbriatus Wagler, 1832
Crocidura moschata Wagler, 1832
Crocidura major Wagler, 1832
Crocidura rufa Wagler, 1832
Crocidura poliogastra Wagler, 1832
Sorex thoracicus Savi, 1832
Sorex inodorus de Selys-Longchamps, 1839
Sorex hydrutina Costa, 1839
Sorex chrysothorax Dehne, 1855
Pachyura agilis Levaillant, 1867
Crocidura russula cintrae Miller, 1907
Crocidura foucaldi Agacino, 1943
Crocidura anthonyi Heim de Balsac, 1940

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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