Episoriculus macrurus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Episoriculus macrurus (Blanford, 1888)
Common Name(s):
English Arboreal Brown-toothed Shrew, Long-tailed Mountain Shrew
Sorex macrurus Hodgson, 1863 [nomen nudum]
Soriculus macrurus Blanford, 1888
Taxonomic Notes: Will be transferred to the genus Episoriculus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-10
Assessor(s): Molur, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded from South Asia, central China and northern Southeast Asia. In South Asia, it has been recorded from Darjeeling in West Bengal, India, and probably occurs in Nepal as well. In China, the species is present in Yunnan and Sichuan (Smith and Xie 2008). In Southeast Asia, it has been recorded from northern Myanmar and northern Viet Nam. It is generally found in highland areas.
Countries occurrence:
China; India; Myanmar; Viet Nam
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1700
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:There appears to be no information available on the population abundance of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:In South Asia, it is nocturnal and terrestrial species associated with temperate forest. It is found to occupy wet habitats with dwarf bamboo, scrub and grasses in temperate zone (Molur et al. 2005). In China, this species is believed to have semi-arboreal habits. It is found from temperate broadleaved evergreen forests to lower rhododendron forests where it is adapted to a life on the ground in closed evergreen forests with little undergrowth (Smith and Xie 2008).
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species as a whole. In South Asia, it is generally threatened by habitat loss and degradation (Molur et al. 2005).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the taxonomy, distribution, abundance, and ecology of this species.

Errata [top]

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

Citation: Molur, S. 2016. Episoriculus macrurus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41433A115186554. . Downloaded on 22 April 2018.
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