Crocidura sibirica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Crocidura sibirica Dukelsky, 1930
Common Name(s):
English Siberian Shrew
Crocidura leucodon Stroganov, 1956 ssp. ognevi
Crocidura leucodon Dukelsky, 1930 ssp. sibirica

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-08
Assessor(s): Stubbe, M., Samiya, R., Ariunbold, J., Buuveibaatar, V., Dorjderem, S., Monkhzul, Ts., Otgonbaatar, M. & Tsogbadrakh, M.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
A very widespread species that does not appear to be in decline. Listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Global distribution: Russian Federation, China, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Regional distribution: Known from five localities in semi-desert habitats between Mongol Altai and Hangai mountain ranges, and also recorded in Trans Altai Govi Desert (Sokolov and Orlov 1980). This species was previously confused with C. suaveolens, and localities were recorded under this species name.
Countries occurrence:
China; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Mongolia; Russian Federation
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:Population size and trends have not been quantified, but this species is believed to have a wide but patchy distribution at low densities (M. Stubbe pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Inhabits a variety of habitats including steppe, semi-desert, open tundra, montane coniferous forest, and river valleys.
Like other white-toothed shrews, it is primarily insectivorous.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats. Crocidura sibirica is regarded as a pest species and consequently persecuted.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Approximately 14% of the species’ range in Mongolia occurs within protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Stubbe, M., Samiya, R., Ariunbold, J., Buuveibaatar, V., Dorjderem, S., Monkhzul, Ts., Otgonbaatar, M. & Tsogbadrakh, M. 2016. Crocidura sibirica (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41356A115181252. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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