Solisorex pearsoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Solisorex pearsoni Thomas, 1924
Common Name(s):
English Pearson's Long-clawed Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): de A. Goonatilake, W.L.D.P.T.S., Nameer, P.O. & Molur, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Endangered, because its extent of occurrence of less than 5,000 km2 and its area of occupancy is less than 500 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the central highlands of Sri Lanka at an altitudinal range of 950 to 2,310 m asl (Molur et al. 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Sri Lanka
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:11-500
Lower elevation limit (metres):950
Upper elevation limit (metres):2310
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Population [top]

Population:Population information is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been reported from primary tropical evergreen forests where it inhabits wet patana grasslands. Four individuals have been trapped in long grass. This species may be semifossorial (Molur et al. 2005).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is restricted to a small area of declining habitat. Fires, cardamon plantations, and other more general forms of habitat loss are threatening these areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Knuckles Forest Reserve and Hakgala Reserve are the two protected areas it has been recorded from (W.L.D.P.T.S. de A. Goonatilake pers. comm. 2005, Molur et al. 2005). General field surveys, research into the natural history and monitoring of populations are recommended for this species (Molur et al. 2005).

Errata [top]

Errata reason: Reformatted names of Assessor(s), Reviewer(s), Contributor(s), Facilitator(s) and/or Compiler(s).

Citation: de A. Goonatilake, W.L.D.P.T.S., Nameer, P.O. & Molur, S. 2008. Solisorex pearsoni (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T20332A88692605. . Downloaded on 17 July 2018.
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