Euroscaptor klossi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Talpidae

Scientific Name: Euroscaptor klossi Thomas, 1929
Common Name(s):
English Kloss’s Mole, Kloss's Mole
Euroscaptor malayana Chasen, 1940
Taxonomic Notes: Corbet (1978) and Corbet and Hill (1991) included E. klossi in E. micrura, but see Yoshiyuki (1988). This taxon is considered here to include E. malayana, which Harrison (1974) included in micrura.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-07
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Lunde, D.P.
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 is found in southern China, southern Yunnan (Smith et al. 2008), extending to eastern Myanmar, the highlands of northern and western Thailand, and most of the mountainous regions of Lao PDR and Viet Nam. There is an isolated population in the mountains of Peninsular Malaysia.
Countries occurrence:
China; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:This species is locally abundant throughout its range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits forest habitat, and areas with loose sandy soil, especially near streams. It is not known whether or not it can adapt to anthropogenic habitats.
Generation Length (years):2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are not known. If it is dependent on forest, then threats are likely to include forest clearance for agriculture, plantations, logging and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Given its wide range, this species is likely to be present in a number of protected areas. Further studies are needed on the distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to 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: Cassola, F. 2016. Euroscaptor klossi (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41460A115187862. . Downloaded on 18 July 2018.
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