Eothenomys wardi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Eothenomys wardi
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1912)
Common Name(s):
English Ward's Red-backed Vole, Ward's Oriental Vole, Ward's Chinese Vole
Taxonomic Notes: Eothenomys wardi was formerly included in E. chinensis (Smith and Xie 2008).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Near Threatened because its extent of occurrence is less than 10,000 km² and it is known from fewer than ten locations. There is no current information on threats or the state of the species habitat, so it is not possible to infer if there is a decline at present. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion B1.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to China and occurs in the extreme northwest of Yunnan province (Mekong and Salween river valleys) (Smith and Xie 2008). It occupies elevations ranging between 2,400-4,250 m asl (Smith and Xie 2008).
Countries occurrence:
China (Yunnan)
Lower elevation limit (metres): 2400
Upper elevation limit (metres): 4250
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Population [top]

Population: There are currently no data regarding the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits open and rocky meadows and stream banks in forests (Smith and Xie 2008). Reproductive period occurs from early summer to late fall (Smith and Xie 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures in place for this species. It may be present in protected areas. Further studies are needed into the abundance, natural history and threats to this species. In China, this species has been regionally Red Listed as Least Concern (Wang and Xie 2004).

Citation: Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2008. Eothenomys wardi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136196A4258271. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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