Euroscaptor mizura 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Talpidae

Scientific Name: Euroscaptor mizura (Günther, 1880)
Common Name(s):
English Japanese Mountain Mole

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-12-14
Assessor(s): Laginha Pinto Correia, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Abe, H. & Kawada, S.
Listed as Least Concern, although the species is rare and its range is somewhat fragmented, it is thought to mainly be stable across its range (although declining across parts of its range in the west). It also occurs in protected areas.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Japan, where it is known from just a few isolated montane areas on Honshu. In the western part of the range, it is present at higher elevations (usually above 400 m asl, sometimes lower), and in the northern parts at lower elevations.
Countries occurrence:
Japan (Honshu)
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Population [top]

Population:It is rare across much of its range, occurring in small localized pockets.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits primary and secondary forest at low to high elevations; it occurs also in alpine grassland.
Generation Length (years):2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is a threat in the western part of the range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known to be present in protected areas, such as Nikko National Park. It is listed as Near Threatened in the Japanese Red List (2007).

Citation: Laginha Pinto Correia, D. 2016. Euroscaptor mizura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T8385A22320533. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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