Euroscaptor parvidens


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Euroscaptor parvidens
Species Authority: Miller, 1940
Common Name(s):
English Small-toothed Mole

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Chiozza, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Stuart, S.N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Data Deficient as it is known only from three localities, and there is no recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: E. parvidens is known from three widely separated sites: the Di Linh Plateau (type locality) in Lam Dong Province, southern Viet Nam; Rakho in Bac Kan Province, northern Viet Nam; and southern Yunnan, China, near the border with Viet Nam (Smith et al. 2008). It almost certainly occurs more widely, especially in places between the currently known locations.
China; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: The abundance and population size of this species are not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a poorly known species. The holotype was collected near a stream at 800 m elevation. It is likely to be associated with forested habitats, but this is not certain.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known. If it is dependent on forest, then threats are likely to include forest clearance for agriculture, plantations, logging and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if this species is present in any protected areas. Further studies are needed on its distribution, abundance, natural history and threats to this species.

Citation: Chiozza, F. 2008. Euroscaptor parvidens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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