Sorex sinalis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Sorex sinalis 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: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-09-07
Assessor(s): Johnston, C. & Smith, A.T.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Clayton, E.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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).
Countries occurrence:
China (Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):2700
Upper elevation limit (metres):3000
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Population [top]

Population:There are no current data regarding the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

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: Johnston, C. & Smith, A.T. 2016. Sorex sinalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T20389A22314971. . Downloaded on 22 April 2018.
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