Sorex leucogaster 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Sorex leucogaster Kuroda, 1933
Common Name(s):
English Paramushir Shrew
Sorex beringianus Yudin, 1967
Sorex jaashinai Kishida, 1930

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-15
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Tsytsulina, K.
This species has a restricted range, but there is insufficient information on population trends, potential threats, etc. to permit a Red List assessment to be made, hence is listed as Data Deficient.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is probably confined to Paramushir Island which has an area of just 2,053 km², south of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
Countries occurrence:
Russian Federation
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:No data available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Inhabit shrubs near rivers. Reproduce once a year, litter size is up to 11.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species occurs in a restricted area that is threatened by human encroachment. The Kuril Islands were highlighted as an example of islands likely to be significantly affected by climate change, resulting in higher temperatures (Harter et al. 2015), however, it is not known if this is likely to affect this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific measures are known.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2016. Sorex leucogaster (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T20388A115158275. . Downloaded on 19 July 2018.
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