Anourosorex assamensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Anourosorex assamensis Anderson, 1875
Common Name(s):
English Assam Mole Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly included within Anourosorex squamipes (Hutterer 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-10
Assessor(s): Molur, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Laginha Pinto Correia, D.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to northeastern India with a known distribution range in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland (Hutterer 2005) and Arunachal Pradesh (Jenkins 2013). It has a wide distribution in the region and ranges in altitude from 1,500 to 3,100 m asl (Molur et al. 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1500
Upper elevation limit (metres):3100
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Population [top]

Population:There is little information available on the abundance of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is believed to be fossorial due to its morphological similarity to A. squamipes (Jenkins 2013). It has been recorded from a variety of natural and modified habitats. This species is found in both subtropical and tropical montane forest, it has been reported from stony escarpments, and has even been found in sewage lines (Molur et al. 2005).
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present within any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, breeding biology and general ecology of this species (Molur et al. 2005).

Citation: Molur, S. 2016. Anourosorex assamensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136802A22311877. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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