Sorex volnuchini


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Sorex volnuchini
Species Authority: Ognev, 1922
Common Name(s):
English Caucasian Pygmy Shrew, Ukrainian Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Kryštufek, B. & Bukhnikashvili, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
A widespread and common species with no major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found from Ciscaucasia to Talysh and Black Sea coast in Turkey and Northern Iran (Hutterer 2005). Elevation ranges from 200-3200 m.
Armenia (Armenia); Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation; Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: The species is common, often abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species dwells in humid forests and meadows, as well as forest clearings that are densely vegetated in the lower soil layer. Rarely occurs in alpine zone. Feed mostly on small coleopterans and catepillars. Reproducse from March to June. Has 2-3 litters per season, with 4-8 young in each.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in many protected areas.

Citation: Kryštufek, B. & Bukhnikashvili, A. 2008. Sorex volnuchini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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