Scapanulus oweni 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Talpidae

Scientific Name: Scapanulus oweni
Species Authority: Thomas, 1912
Common Name(s):
English Gansu Mole

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, its occurrence in a number of protected areas, 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:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to China, occurring in the provinces of Shaanxi, Gansu, Sichuan, Qinghai (Smith and Xie 2008), and Hubei. It occurs at elevations ranging from 2,700-3,000 m asl (Stone 1995).
Countries occurrence:
China (Gansu, Hubei, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan)
Lower elevation limit (metres): 2700
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3000
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Population [top]

Population: There are no current 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 species occupies the mossy undergrowth of montane fir forest (Smith and Xie 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Xinglongshan, Shennongjia, Houhe, Taibaishan, and Wanglang Nature Reserves (CSIS 2008) and may be present in other protected areas. Further studies are needed into the abundance, natural history and threats to this species. In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Vulnerable A1bc (Wang and Xie 2004).

Citation: Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2008. Scapanulus oweni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T41472A10459205. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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