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Chodsigoa smithii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA EULIPOTYPHLA SORICIDAE

Scientific Name: Chodsigoa smithii
Species Authority: Thomas, 1911
Common Name(s):
English Smith's Shrew
Synonym(s):
Soriculus smithii (Thomas, 1911)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was formerly included as a subspecies of Chodsigoa salenskii (Hutterer 2005).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H.
Reviewer(s): Lunde, D. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened because this species is probably in significant decline close to 30% over the next ten years, because of widespread habitat loss through much of its range, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable under criterion A3c.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to China, occurring in Sichuan, Shaanxi, Chongqing (Smith and Xie 2008), and Hubei. Most specimens have been collected at 3,000 m asl or higher (Smith and Xie 2008). It is widely sympatric with C. hypsibia (Smith and Xie 2008).
Countries:
Native:
China (Chongqing, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan)
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Population [top]

Population: There are currently no data regarding the population status of this species, but it is inferred that the population is declining as a result of habitat degradation and loss.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a poorly known species. Most specimens have come from mountain forests (Smith and Xie 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation and loss resulting from logging, agriculture and conversion to wasteland are threats to this species (China Vertebrate Red Data Book, in press).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Shennongjia Nature Reserve (CSIS 2008). Further studies are needed into the abundance, natural history, and threats. Habitat based conservation measures in the form of maintenance/conservation and restoration are needed to prevent further declines in the population. In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Vulnerable B1ab(i,ii,iii)+2ab(i,ii,iii) (Wang and Xie 2004).

Citation: Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2008. Chodsigoa smithii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 November 2014.
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