Sorex sinalis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Sorex sinalis
Species Authority: Thomas, 1912
Common Name(s):
English Chinese Shrew, Dusky Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: This species was formerly considered conspecific to Sorex isodon (Hutterer 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H.
Reviewer(s): Lunde, D. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient as it is known from only a few localities spread over a wide range, and there is no information regarding the population status of the species. It appears to be restricted to mountain tops but the threats are currently unknown.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to China, occurring in the provinces of Gansu, Sichuan, and Shaanxi (Smith and Xie 2008). It occupies elevations from 2,700-3,000 m asl (Smith and Xie 2008).
China (Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan)
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Population [top]

Population: There are no current data regarding the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in rocky mossy mountain-top habitat (Smith and Xie 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve (Liu et al. 2005) and may be present in other protected areas. Further studies are needed into the abundance, natural history and threats to this species. In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Vulnerable A2c; D2 (Wang and Xie 2004).

Citation: Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2008. Sorex sinalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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