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Thursday 21 September 2017

Species Sheet


Greater Japanese Shrew-mole, Japanese Shrew Mole

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Classification - Taxonomy

CLASS Mammals
 ORDER  Insectivora (Eulipotyphla)
  FAMILY   Talpidae
   SUBFAMILY    Talpinae
    SUBGENUS     
       LATIN NAME      Urotrichus talpoides
AUTHOR  Temminck, 1841
SYNONYMS  
HISTORIC  
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Location- Threatened

DISTRIBUTION  Japan, grassland and forest of Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Dogo Isl (Oki Isls), N Tsushima Isl, Goto Isl, Awaji Isl, Mishima Island (Yamaguchi Prefecture), Awashima Isl
STATUS  IUCN 1996 : Lower Risk (subcategory Least Concern) - IUCN 2009 : Least Concern

SUBSPECIES

 Describ subspecies = 5 ; Valid in taxonomy = 5
 Possible listed subspecies =
7
Urotrichus talpoides adversus
Urotrichus talpoides centralis
Urotrichus talpoides hondoensis
Urotrichus talpoides minutus
Urotrichus talpoides shinanensis ?
Urotrichus talpoides talpoides
Urotrichus talpoides yokohamanis ?
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