Notiosorex evotis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Notiosorex evotis (Coues, 1877)
Common Name(s):
English Large-eared Grey Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: In the past there was one wide ranging species, Notiosorex crawfordi. Now four species are recognized in the genus: crawfordi, cockrumi, evotis and villai (Carraway and Timm 2000).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-18
Assessor(s): Castro-Arellano, I., Timm, R., Matson, J. & Woodman, N.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution 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 Mexico where it occurs in Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Sinaloa (Carraway and Timm, 2000). It ranges from 3 m up to 550 m asl in the Sierra Madre Occidental of Sinaloa (Carraway, 2007).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):3
Upper elevation limit (metres):550
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs a variety of dry habitats including fallow fields, bordered by scattered cacti, thornbush and mesquite, and shrubland.
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Conversion of the mesquite areas into agriculture is a major threat to this species (Ivan Castro-Arellano pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species' range includes several protected areas, that may include appropriate habitat.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Castro-Arellano, I., Timm, R., Matson, J. & Woodman, N. 2016. Notiosorex evotis (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136273A115205277. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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