Sorex ventralis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Sorex ventralis Merriam, 1895
Common Name(s):
English Chestnut-bellied Shrew

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-01-11
Assessor(s): Matson, J., Woodman, N., Castro-Arellano, I. & de Grammont, P.C.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

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 occurrence:
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:In some localities it is apparently abundant (Castro-Arellano and Ceballos in Ceballos and Oliva 2005).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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).
Generation Length (years):1

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. 2017. Sorex ventralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T41426A22315839. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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