|Scientific Name:||Sciurotamias davidianus|
|Species Authority:||(Milne-Edwards, 1867)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H.|
|Reviewer/s:||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species is a widespread endemic of China, occurring throughout central China (Smith and Xie 2008).|
Native:China (Anhui, Beijing, Chongqing, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Liaoning, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Tianjin, Yunnan)
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|Population:||This species has been characterized as reaching high densities in places (Smith and Xie 2008).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
It occupies rocky habitats. It will construct dens within the crevices of these habitats (Smith and Xie 2008).
Its diet consists of seeds (Smith and Xie 2008). This species does not hibernate (Smith and Xie 2008).
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species occurs in the following nature reserves; Tiantangzhai, Songshan, Leigongshan, Xishuizhongyaredaisenlin, Maolan, Dongzhai niaolei, Jiyuanmihou, Jigongshan (Xinyang), Neixiangbaotianman, Shennongjia, Houhe, Qishan, Liupanshan, Pangquangou, Taibaishan, Foping, Wolong, Jinyunshan, Jinfoshan, Wawushan (CSIS 2008), and Jiuzhaigou (Liu et al. 2005) and it may be present in additional protected areas. In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Least Concern (Wang and Xie 2004).|
|Citation:||Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2008. Sciurotamias davidianus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 May 2013.|
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