Uropsilus soricipes


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Uropsilus soricipes
Species Authority: Milne-Edwards, 1871
Common Name(s):
English Chinese Shrew Mole
Taxonomic Notes: This species previously included Uropsilus andersoni, U. gracilis, and U. investigator (Hutterer 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to China, occurring in the provinces of Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Shaanxi (Smith and Xie 2008). It occurs at elevations below 2,200 m asl (Smith and Xie 2008).
China (Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan)
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits forests.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Taibaishan, Foping, Wanglang, Wolong (CSIS 2008), and Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserves (Liu et al. 2005) and may be present in other protected areas. Further studies are needed into the abundance and natural history of this species. In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Vulnerable A1c (Wang and Xie 2004).

Citation: Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2008. Uropsilus soricipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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