Sorex roboratus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Sorex roboratus Hollister, 1913
Common Name(s):
English Flat-skulled Shrew
Sorex araneus Dukelsky, 1928 ssp. jakutensis
Sorex dukelskiae Ognev, 1933
Sorex macropygmaeus Ognev, 1922 ssp. araneoides
Sorex platycranius Ognev, 1922
Sorex thomasi Ognev, 1922
Sorex vir G. Allen, 1914

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-06
Assessor(s): Stubbe, M., Samiya, R., Ariunbold, J., Buuveibaatar, V., Dorjderem, S., Monkhzul, Ts., Otgonbaatar, M., Tsogbadrakh, M. & Gankhuyag.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
A very widespread species with no known major threats. Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Distributed in taiga and forest-tundra from Ural Mts to Pacific Ocean coast. In Mongolia occurs along the Onon River Basin in Hentii Mountain Range (Chotolchu and Stubbe, 1971), Hövsgöl Mountain Range (Dawaa et al., 1973; Litvinov and Bazardorj, 1992) and along the Halh River Basin in Ikh Hyangan Mountain Range. In China occurs in Xinjiang (Altai mountains).
Countries occurrence:
China; Mongolia; Russian Federation
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is quite rare in Mongolia, and marginal parts of the range. In central parts common.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Inhabits taiga and meadows in tundra habitats. In the northern parts of the range feed mostly on earthworms, in southern - on insects (especially beetles). Reproduce in summer, has up to 3 litters per year, with 7-8 young in each.
Generation Length (years):0-1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Human disturbance resulting from logging activity in some parts of its range, which could also lead to habitat loss. Wildfires and human-caused fires also constitute a threat. Drying of water sources and droughts also threaten this species, although it remains unclear if these represent natural environmental changes or are driven by anthropogenic activity.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in protected areas (approximately 10% of the species’ range in Mongolia). In the Russia Red List is listed as Least Concern, and is Not Evaluated for the China Red List. Further research is recommended.

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. & Gankhuyag. 2016. Sorex roboratus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41414A115185312. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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