|Scientific Name:||Neotetracus sinensis|
|Species Authority:||Trouessart, 1909|
Hylomys sinensis (Trouessart, 1909)
|Taxonomic Notes:||Corbet (1988) retained the genus Neotetracus for this species, as did Mein and Ginsburg (1997). Frost et al. (1991) included sinensis in Hylomys.
There are three recognized subspecies occurring in China (Smith and Xie 2008):
1.) N. s. cuttingi Anthony, 1941; West Yunnan;
2.) N. s. fulvescens Osgood, 1932; South Yunnan;
3.) N. s. sinensis Trouessart, 1909; Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Lunde, D., Ruedas, L., Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H.|
|Reviewer(s):||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Stuart, S.N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, it is not uncommon in suitable habitat, and it is unlikely to be declining at anything close to the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in south-central China, northern Myanmar and northern Viet Nam (Hutterer 2005; Smith and Xie 2008). In China it is known from the provinces of Guizhou, Sichuan, and Yunnan (Smith and Xie 2008). It occurs at elevations ranging from 300-2,700 m asl (Corbet and Hill 1992). Its distribution in Myanmar and Viet Nam is marginal. In China, its distribution appears to be allo- to parapatric with Neotetracus suillus (Smith and Xie 2008). It could also occur in northern Lao PDR and extreme northeastern India, but so far there are no records.|
Native:China (Sichuan, Yunnan); Myanmar; Viet Nam
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|Population:||This species is not uncommon in suitable habitat, though numbers vary from place to place.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species inhabits subtropical evergreen forest at altitudes between 1,500 and 2,700 m asl, close to and away from streams (Smith et al. 2008). It is not known to what extent it might also be able to live in degraded habitats. It is strictly nocturnal and is associated with burrows.|
|Major Threat(s):||It might be affected by habitat loss, but this depends on whether or not it can adapt to anthropogenic habitats. However, given its wide range, there are unlikely to be any major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is present in a number of protected areas. It occurs in Wolong, Ailaoshan, Jinpingfenshuiling (Yunnan), Nujiang, Gaoligongshan (Yunnan), Tongbiguan, Wawushan Nature Reserves (CSIS 2008) in China, and may be present in additional protected areas in China. In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Least Concern (Wang and Xie 2004).|
|Citation:||Lunde, D., Ruedas, L., Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2008. Neotetracus sinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 January 2015.|
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