(Abe, Shiraishi and Arai, 1991).
J. Mammal. Soc. Japan, 15: p53.
Japan, Ryukyu Isls, Senkaku Isls, west coast of Uotsuri-jima.
Known only from the type locality.
Current as of November 16, 2005, please see corresponding Web site reference for most recent status.
US ESA: www.fws.gov/endangered/wildlife.html
IUCN — Endangered.
Originally described as Nesoscaptor uchidai, but Motokawa et al. (2001b) recognized a close relationship to Mogera insularis. The species is endemic to the Senkaku Isls (Motokawa, 2000) and seriously threatened by habitat degradation (Yokohata, 1999).
Rainer Hutterer, 2005.