Uropsilus andersoni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Uropsilus andersoni
Species Authority: (Thomas, 1911)
Common Name(s):
English Anderson's Shrew Mole

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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)
Listed as Data Deficient as it is known only from a few locations and there is no information known about its population status, habitat preferences, ecology, or threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to China and occurs in the province of Sichuan where it is only known from Emei Shan and "adjacent small area of China where it is in limited geographic sympatry with U. gracilis and U. soricipes" (Smith and Xie 2008).
China (Sichuan)
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Population [top]

Population: There are currently no data regarding the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a poorly known species. It is suspected that it has similar requirements to other species in the genera (Smith and Xie 2008).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in Wawushan Nature Reserve (CSIS 2008), but it is not known if it is present in any additional protected areas. Mt. Emei was named a World Heritage Site in 1996 (UNESCO 2008). Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, habitat status, natural history and threats to this species. In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Endangered B2ab(i,ii,iii); C2a(i,ii) (Wang and Xie 2004).

Citation: Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2008. Uropsilus andersoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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