Sorex oreopolus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Sorex oreopolus Merriam, 1892
Common Name(s):
English Mexican Long-tailed Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-01-11
Assessor(s): Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Matson, J., Castro-Arellano, I., Woodman, N. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Least Concern because its extent of occurrence is greater than 20,000 km², it occurs in some protected areas, and its populations are believed to be stable at present.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Mexico; it occurs in Distrito Federal, Morelos, México, Puebla, Jalisco and Tlaxcala around 2,500 m asl (Carraway 2007). Its extent of occurrence is estimated around 34,400 km² (Carraway 2007).
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Jalisco)
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information known about the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in moist fir-pine-oak forests as well as high elevation tussock grasslands. It is insectivorous (Nowak 1999).
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation outside the protected areas where it can be found is a major threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in the Ixta-Popocatepetl National Park.

Citation: Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Matson, J., Castro-Arellano, I., Woodman, N. & de Grammont, P.C. 2017. Sorex oreopolus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T20393A22317195. . Downloaded on 26 May 2018.
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