Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Anourosorex schmidi
Species Authority: Petter, 1963
Common Name(s):
English Giant Mole Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly included within Anourosorex squamipes (Hutterer 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Molur, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of sufficient information on its extent of occurrence (it is known from only a few records), natural history, threats and conservation status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the South Asian countries of Bhutan and India (present in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim) where it is confined to the southeastern slopes of the Himalaya (Hutterer 2005). It occurs at an elevational range of 1,500 to 3,100 m asl and is probably widely distributed.
Countries occurrence:
Bhutan; India
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1500
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3100
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Population [top]

Population: Population status and trends are not known for this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in subtropical and tropical montane forests in the Himalayan slopes.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species might be present in Namdapha National Park, although this requires verification. General taxonomic research, field surveys, and monitoring of populations are recommended for this species.

Citation: Molur, S. 2008. Anourosorex schmidi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136589A4315441. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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