Animal Info - Salenski's Shrew

Soriculus salenskii

Status: Critically Endangered


Contents

1. Profile
2. Tidbits
3. Status and Trends (IUCN Status, Countries Where Currently Found, History of Distribution, Threats and Reasons for Decline)
4. Data on Biology and Ecology (Weight, Habitat)
5. References


Profile

Salenski's shrew weighs approximately 5 g (0.2 oz). Shrews of the genus Soriculus are found mainly in damp areas in forest but may also be found in thickets.

Salenski's shrew is only known from a single specimen, which was found in northern Sichuan Province, China. It occurs in a small area of declining habitat.


Tidbits

*** Shrews of the genus Soriculus are also known as "Asiatic shrews."

*** Very little is known about these shrews.


Status and Trends

IUCN Status:

Countries Where Salenski's Shrew Is Currently Found:

2004: Occurs in China (Sichuan Province). (IUCN 2004)

History of Distribution:

Salenski's shrew is only known from a single specimen, which was found in northern Sichuan Province, China.

Threats and Reasons for Decline:

Salenski's shrew occurs in a small area of declining habitat.


Data on Biology and Ecology

Weight:

One Salenski's shrew weighed 5 - 6 g (approximately 0.2 oz). 

Habitat:

Shrews of the genus Soriculus are found mainly in damp areas in forest but may also be found in thickets.

Salenski's shrew is one of the species that live in the Mountains of Southwest China Biodiversity Hotspot (Cons. Intl.).


References

Cons. Intl., IUCN 1996, IUCN 2000, IUCN 2003a, IUCN 2004, Nowak 1999, Stone 1995, Wilson & Reeder 1993


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