Sorex thibetanus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Sorex thibetanus
Species Authority: Kastschenko, 1905
Common Name(s):
English Tibetan Shrew
Taxonomic Notes: This species is still subject to taxonomic controversy, with little conclusive information currently available for the species (Hutterer 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Smith, A.T.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainty as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence, natural history, threats and conservation status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species appears to be endemic to China, where it is distributed in Qinghai (south of the Kunlin mountains), Sichuan, Gansu and Xizang (Smith and Xie 2008). There are ongoing taxonomic difficulties with this species, and the range map indicates just an approximation of the possible Chinese range of this taxon.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the population abundance of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is little information available for this species. Presumably, it is found in temperate montane areas, ranging to high elevations.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species remain unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if this species is present in any protected areas. Additional studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, general ecology and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Smith, A.T. 2008. Sorex thibetanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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