Apodemus peninsulae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Apodemus peninsulae (Thomas, 1907)
Common Name(s):
English Korean Field Mouse
Apodemus giliacus (Thomas, 1907)
Apodemus majusculus (Turov, 1924)
Apodemus rufulus (Dukelski, 1928)
Apodemus tscherga (Kastchenko, 1899)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-10
Assessor(s): Batsaikhan, A., Tinnin, D., Lhagvasuren, B. & Sukhchuluun, G.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Least Concern because this species has a large population size and a wide distribution. No decline in population size has been detected, and there are no known major threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs across much of China except the drier regions to the west and the lowlands in the southeast (Smith and Xie, in press), northwards throughout Korea, northern Mongolia (Mongol Altai, Hövsgöl, Hangai, Hentii and Ikh Hyangan mountain ranges, Dzungarian Govi Desert and Mongol Daguur Steppe (Sokolov and Orlov 1980, Dulamtseren et al. 1989)), extending to southern Siberia and the Russian Far East including the islands of Sakhalin (Russia) and Hokkaido (Japan). See Wang (2003) for the distributions of the various subspecies in China.
Countries occurrence:
China; Japan (Hokkaido); Kazakhstan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Mongolia; Russian Federation
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):4000
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is a relatively common species. It is not common on Hokkaido, Japan, where A. speciosus is more dominant.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:An inhabitant of riparian forest, mixed forests, forest-steppe, grassy fields, cultivated areas and woodlands up to alpine zone in mountains (4,000 m). Most abundant in mixed forests and bushy growth. Often found in dwellings. In summer active in dusk and night, in autumn and winter also diurnal. Used natural roosts or makes burrows up to 3,5 m long and 30-40 cm deep. Burrows have several cells and 1-2 exits. Feed on roots, grains, seeds, berries, nuts and insects. Stores nuts and acorns. Reproduce starting from snow melting and lasts till freeze. Usually have about 3 litters, with 5-6 young.
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes a few protected areas.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Batsaikhan, A., Tinnin, D., Lhagvasuren, B. & Sukhchuluun, G. 2016. Apodemus peninsulae (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T1899A115058828. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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