Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Sorex emarginatus
Species Authority: Jackson, 1925
Common Name(s):
English Zacatecas Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Matson, J., de Grammont, P.C. & Castro-Arellano, I.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern, although there is deforestation within its range, its extent of occurrence is much greater than 20,000 km², and its population is not declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Durango, Zacatecas, and Jalisco, in Mexico (Hutterer, 2005). It ranges from 1,830 m up to 3,660 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Durango, Jalisco, Zacatecas)
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1830
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3660
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Population [top]

Population: It is a fairly uncommon species (John Matson pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in temperate forests (Ceballos and Oliva, 2005). It is insectivorous (Nowak, 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation is a major threat to this species (John Matson pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in a small protected area in Aguascalientes. Is not included under any protective legislation (Ivan Castro-Arellano pers. comm.).

Citation: Matson, J., de Grammont, P.C. & Castro-Arellano, I. 2008. Sorex emarginatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T41395A10446129. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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