Chaetocauda sichuanensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Gliridae

Scientific Name: Chaetocauda sichuanensis Wang, 1985
Common Name(s):
English Sichuan Dormouse, Chinese Dormouse
Dryomys sichuanensis (Wang, 1985)
Taxonomic Notes: This species is sometimes listed under Dryomys (Smith and Xie 2008).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-09-07
Assessor(s): Johnston, C. & Smith, A.T.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Clayton, E.
Listed as Data Deficient as it is known from only five specimens, and there is no recent information on its range, habitat status, population status or threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to China, occurring in the province of Sichuan (Smith and Xie 2008).
Countries occurrence:
China (Sichuan)
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Population [top]

Population:It is known from only five specimens (Smith and Xie 2008).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occupies subalpine forests of mixed coniferous and broadleaf trees (Smith and Xie 2008). It will make nests (12 cm in diameter) in trees usually 3.0-3.5 m above the ground (Smith and Xie 2008). It is a nocturnal species that forages on green plants (Smith and Xie 2008). Parturition occurs in May, with litter size of four (Smith and Xie 2008).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Loss of habitat resulting from logging is most likely a major threat to this species (Wang and Xie 2004).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been recorded in Jiuzhaigou (Liu et al. 2005) 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 Endangered A1c;B1ab(iii) (Wang and Xie 2004).

Citation: Johnston, C. & Smith, A.T. 2016. Chaetocauda sichuanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T6860A22222574. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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