Eothenomys cachinus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Eothenomys cachinus (Thomas, 1921)
Common Name(s):
English Kachin Red-backed Vole, Kachin Chinese Vole
Eothenomys confinii Hinton, 1923

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-07-12
Assessor(s): Smith, A.T.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Johnston, C.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Laginha Pinto Correia, D.
This species is listed as Least Concern because of its wide distribution, it has a presumed large population, it occurs in protected areas, 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 occurs in southern China, the extreme northeast region of Myanmar (Smith and Xie 2008) and in the Zayu county, Tibet (Fu et al. 2012). In China, it is known from the area west of the Salween river valley in Yunnan province (Smith and Xie 2008). Its range may extend to southern Yunnan and the east-central regions of Myanmar (Musser and Carleton 2005). It occupies elevations ranging from 2,300-3,200 m asl (Smith and Xie 2008).
Countries occurrence:
China (Tibet [or Xizang], Yunnan); Myanmar
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):2300
Upper elevation limit (metres):3200
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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 dense montane forest at high elevations, preferring steep slopes and banks (Smith and Xie 2008). There are few data regarding the natural history of this species.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation is a threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Nujiang and Tongbiguan Nature Reserves (CSIS 2008), and is likely to be present in other protected areas. Further studies are needed into the abundance, distribution, natural history and threats to this species. In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Least Concern (Wang and Xie 2004).

Citation: Smith, A.T. 2016. Eothenomys cachinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136507A22375635. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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