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Sorex ventralis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Sorex ventralis
Species Authority: Merriam, 1895
Common Name(s):
English Chestnut-bellied 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., Woodman, N., Castro-Arellano, I. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, relative abundance, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Mexico, and ranges from México eastwards through Distrito Federal, Puebla, Tlaxcala, southwards to Oaxaca in central and southern Mexico (Carraway, 2007).
Countries:
Native:
Mexico
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Population [top]

Population: In some localities it is apparently abundant (Castro-Arellano and Ceballos in Ceballos and Oliva, 2005).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in montane coniferous forest (Ceballos and Oliva, 2005), and in meadows adjacent to the forest. It is insectivorous (Nowak, 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation is a threat, in particular in the north of its range and outside the protected areas. However, overall there are no major threats to the species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas, such as Los Volcanes National Park.

Citation: Matson, J., Woodman, N., Castro-Arellano, I. & de Grammont, P.C. 2008. Sorex ventralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 September 2014.
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