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Sorex bairdi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Sorex bairdi
Species Authority: Merriam, 1895
Common Name(s):
English Baird's Shrew
Synonym(s):
Sorex bairdii Merriam, 1895 [orth. error]
Taxonomic Notes: At one time or another this species has been included in S. vagrans, S. obscurus, or S. monticolus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): NatureServe (Hammerson, G.)
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because it is widespread, there are no major threats, and the population is not currently declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from northwestern Oregon from the Pacific coast east to the Cascades, and from the Columbia River south to Benton and Lane counties, in the United States (Carraway, 1990).
Countries:
Native:
United States (Oregon)
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Population [top]

Population: This species is endemic to a single state but it is apparently secure.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in moist coniferous forests with shrubby understorey, and forages near logs and rocks (Alexander, in Wilson and Ruff 1999). It is an invertivore.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: NatureServe (Hammerson, G.) 2008. Sorex bairdi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 December 2014.
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