|Scientific Name:||Eospalax rothschildi (Thomas, 1911)|
Myospalax rothschildi Thomas, 1911
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species was previously included in Myospalax (Smith and Xie 2008).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H.|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in protected areas, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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|Range Description:||This species is endemic to China, occurring in the provinces of Hubei, Shaanxi, Gansu, Sichuan (Smith and Xie 2008), and Henan (CSIS 2008). It occurs at elevations generally ranging from 1,000-3,000 m asl (Smith and Xie 2008).|
Native:China (Gansu, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan)
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||There are no current data regarding the population status of this species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in grasslands, scrub, forest, and possibly cropland habitats (Smith and Xie 2008).|
Diet consists of grasses, roots, and sometimes crops (Smith and Xie 2008). One to five offspring are produced per litter, with a single litter produced each year (Smith and Xie 2008).
|Generation Length (years):||3|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species occurs in Houhe Nature Reserve (CSIS 2008) and may be present in other protected areas. In China, it has been regionally Red Listed as Least Concern (Wang and Xie 2004).|
|Errata reason:||This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.|
China Species Information Service. 2008. Eospalax rothschildi. Available at: http://www.chinabiodiversity.com; http://www.baohu.org. (Accessed: May 21).
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 07 December 2016).
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 April 2017).
Li, B. G. and Chen, F. G. 1989. A taxonomic study and new subspecies of the subgenus Eospalax. Acta Zoologica Sinica 35: 89-95.
Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87–94.
Smith, A.T. and Xie, Y. 2008. A Guide to the Mammals of China. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.
Wang, S. and Xie, Y. 2004. China Species Red List. Vol. 1 Red List. Higher Education Press, Beijing, China.
|Citation:||Smith, A.T. & Johnston, C.H. 2016. Eospalax rothschildi (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T14121A115121170.Downloaded on 17 February 2018.|
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