Chodsigoa hypsibia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Chodsigoa hypsibia (de Winton, 1899)
Common Name(s):
English De Winton's Shrew
Soriculus hypsibius de Winton, 1899
Taxonomic Notes: Smith and Xie (2008) recognize two subspecies: Chodsigoa hypsibia hypsibia (de Winton, 1899); Sichuan, Yunnan, Shaanxi, and eastern Xizang; and C. h. larvarum Thomas, 1911; Hebei.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-10
Assessor(s): Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in protected areas, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, 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 China, occurring in the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Xizang, Hebei (Smith and Xie 2008), Beijing, and Gansu (CSIS 2008). The distribution in Hebei represents an isolated population (Smith and Xie 2008). The bulk of the distribution (central China) occupies elevations ranging from 1,200-3,500 m asl (Smith and Xie 2008). The Hebei population occurs at an elevation of 300 m asl (Smith and Xie 2008).
Countries occurrence:
China (Beijing, Gansu, Hebei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Tibet [or Xizang], Yunnan)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):300
Upper elevation limit (metres):3500
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:There are currently no data regarding the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This core distribution of this species occupies a highly diverse range of habitats including forest and shrubland associated with the altitudinal variation occurring within the Hengduan Shan Mountains (Smith and Xie 2008).
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Taibaishan, Wolong (CSIS 2008), and Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserves (Liu et al. 2005) and may be present in additional protected areas. In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Least Concern (Wang and Xie 2004).

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2016. Chodsigoa hypsibia (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41430A115186270. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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