Dymecodon pilirostris


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Dymecodon pilirostris
Species Authority: True, 1886
Common Name(s):
English True's Shrew Mole
Urotrichus pilirostris (True, 1886)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Abe, H. & Kawada, S.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern as the species is common, there are no major threats, and it is not thought to be in decline.
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Honshu (including the Kii Peninsula), Shikoku and Kyushu (Abe, et al., 2005) in Japan, and is usually found at elevations above 1,000 m asl.
Japan (Honshu, Kyushu)
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits grasslands, bushes and forests at high elevations.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known to be present in several protected areas.

Citation: Abe, H. & Kawada, S. 2008. Dymecodon pilirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.
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