|Scientific Name:||Eothenomys custos|
|Species Authority:||(Thomas, 1912)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Wang (2003) recognized five subspecies: 1) Eothenomys custos cangshanensis Wang and Li 2000; Yunnan (Cang mountain of Dali); 2) E. c. custos (Thomas, 1912); NW Yunnan; 3) E. c. hintoni Osgood, 1932; W Sichuan; 4) E. c. ninglangensis Wang and Li, 2000; N Yunnan, S Sichuan; 5) E. c. rubellus (Allen, 1924); N Yunnan (Smith and Xie 2008).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H.|
|Reviewer(s):||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
This species is listed as Least Concern because it has a wide distribution, it is characterized as common within parts of its distribution, has a presumed large population, occurs in some protected areas, and is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to China, occurring in the provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan (Smith and Xie 2008). It occupies elevations ranging from 2,500-4,800 m asl (Smith and Xie 2008).|
Native:China (Sichuan, Yunnan)
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|Population:||This species has been characterized as common along stream banks (Smith and Xie 2008).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
It occurs in montane forests, scrub, bamboo, and in open and rocky meadows (Smith and Xie 2008).
Reproductive periodicity occurs from early summer to late fall (Smith and Xie 2008).
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is present in Changshanerhai Nature Reserve (CSIS 2008) and may be present in additional protected areas. In China, this species has been regionally Red Listed as Least Concern (Wang and Xie 2004).|
|Citation:||Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2008. Eothenomys custos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 February 2015.|