Anourosorex yamashinai 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Anourosorex yamashinai Kuroda, 1935
Common Name(s):
English Taiwanese Mole Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: Previously listed as a subspecies of Anourosorex squamipes, but now considered a distinct species based on morphological and karyotypic differences from mainland forms (Hutterer 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-09-07
Assessor(s): Smith, A.T.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Johnston, C.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Clayton, E.
This species is listed as Least Concern because it has a relatively wide distribution, is tolerant of a broad range of habitats, has a presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Taiwan, Province of China (Motokawa and Lin 2002, Smith and Xie 2008). It occupies elevations ranging from 300 up to 3,000 m asl (Motokawa and Lin 2002, Smith and Xie 2008).
Countries occurrence:
Taiwan, Province of China (Taiwan, Province of China (main island))
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):300
Upper elevation limit (metres):3000
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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:This species occupies subtropical, mixed deciduous, and coniferous forest, as well as alpine tundra, and has been caught in agricultural fields, riparian woodlands, and dwarf bamboo (Jameson and Jones 1977, Smith and Xie 2008). It is at greatest abundance in deciduous forests (1,500-2,500 m asl) (Jameson and Jones 1977, Smith and Xie 2008).
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures in place for this species. It probably is present in some protected areas on the island.

Citation: Smith, A.T. 2016. Anourosorex yamashinai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136257A22311945. . Downloaded on 23 October 2017.
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